The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Thursday the Eid Al Adha holidays for the private and public sector in the UAE.

FAHR confirmed on its official Twitter account that Arafat Day will be observed on 9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1440 and Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on 10, 11, and 12 of the Islamic month.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) also confirmed that the private sector will benefit from the four-day holiday in August.

The announcement was made in a circular issued by Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of MOHRE.

The circular was issued in accordance with the decision of the UAE Cabinet earlier this year, which approved national holidays for the year 2019-2020 and granted the private sector the same number of holidays as the public sector.