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UAE announces 4-day Eid-Al-Adha holidays

ABU DHABI, July 5, 2019

A four-day holiday has been declared for all private sector employees in UAE this Eid Al Adha which will begin on 9th until 12th Dhu al-Hijjah 1440 H.
 
A circular was issued in this regard by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
 
On the occasion, Al Hamli greeted President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
 
According to the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) in Abu Dhabi, Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on August 11.
 
Mohammed Shawkat, Director of the Centre, said there will be no dispute over the sighting of the Helal or new moon of the lunar month of Zul Hijjah.
 
"Most Arab and Islamic centres will be able to easily and clearly see the new moon of Zul Hijjah by naked eyes and telescopes," he stated.
 
The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation also congratulated the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion.



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