Good news! The UAE has announced private sector holidays for Eid Al Adha 2018, and most UAE residents will be looking at three days off next week.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, private sector employees in the UAE are entitled to holiday from Monday, 20 August to Wednesday, 22 August.
Normal working hours will resume for the private sector on Thursday, 23 August.
The assumption before this announcement was that the holiday would tack onto either the weekend ahead of Eid, or the weekend after. But it turns out the days off are right in the middle of the week.
As usual, public sector workers have been awarded more days off for Eid Al Adha. They get the entirety of next week off for the holiday, with normal working hours resuming on Sunday, 26 August.