UAE: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced last week that private sectors in the country shall get four days holiday, starting from 19th July to 22nd July.

The said holiday is in celebration of Eid Al Adha which will start on 9th Dhu Al Hijjah (Day of Arafat), falling on Monday, 19th July, and will end on Thursday, 22nd July, following the Islamic calendar. The celebration will be paid holidays for all workers in private sectors, institutions and companies in the UAE.

Earlier announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, local government ministries will get longer holidays, beginning from Dhu Al Hijjah 9 which will fall on Monday, 19th July, until Dhu Al-Hijjah 12, 1442, Thursday, 22nd July, with official working hours to resume on Sunday, 25th July.

Likewise, Henry Wiltshire International’s office will be closed from 19th July – 24th July, however, our Sales and Leasing Consultants will be available for appointments during the holiday, so if you are looking to buy, rent or lease and need professional advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our office will resume full operations the following week, Sunday, 25th July.


Eid Al Adha during the pandemic

Following the holidays, the UAE government urges the public to continue following COVID-19 safety rules after health studies show an increase in deaths during previous celebrations. The daily death cases rose to 16 (about 300% rise) due to gatherings for New Year and the daily death rate increased from three to six during Eid Al Fitr.

“After Eid Al Fitr this year, the average daily Covid-19 infections reached more than 2,000 cases, equivalent to an increase of more than 60 percent,” Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokeswoman for the health sector, said at a coronavirus briefing recently.

The UAE has now administered more than 15 million vaccine doses with 66.3 percent of the total eligible population fully vaccinated and 75 percent have at least received the first dose.


Source: The National 12.07.21

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