Eid-Ul-Adha 2020 Holidays Announced for Private Sector

Private sector workers are set for a long weekend break at the end of July after Eid Al Adha holiday dates were confirmed on Thursday.

Those working in private companies will get four days off starting Thursday, July 30 until Sunday, August 2. Work will resume on Monday, August 3.

All Eid prayers should be performed at home, Saif Al Dhaheri, the spokesman for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (Ncema) said on Wednesday.

The Emirates Council for Sharia Fatwa recommended that donations and sacrifices should be made to official charitable causes in the country.

“We recommend that you donate during this time to the official charitable bodies in the country with sacrifices and donations, through smart applications concerned with sacrifices or through slaughterhouses outlined by the local authorities that guarantee the application of precautionary and preventive measures and provide remote services without the need to enter livestock markets or slaughterhouses,” the authority said on Twitter.

Mr Al Dhaheri said people should avoid visiting families and friends over Eid.

He said people should avoid handing gifts and money to children as eidiyah. They should instead use electronic alternatives to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

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