Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Saqr Ghobash, has announced the dates for Eid Al Adha. So all the private sector companies will be closed and their employees will be getting a five-day weekend.
Workers will have from off Friday 9 September to Tuesday 13 September.
While, public sector employees will receive an extended nine days off in a row.
In a tweet published on Sunday, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, confirmed that workers will be out of the office from Sunday 11 September.
Normal operations will resume on Sunday 18 September, meaning that public sector and government workers will have a lengthy break when weekends are taken into account.
The Eid Al Adha public holidays begin on Arafat Day, which is the day before Eid.
Early moon predictions stated that Arafat Day would likely fall on Saturday September 10, which would have resulted in a four-day weekend, or Sunday September 11.