UAE workers looking to enjoy an extended Eid Al Adha holiday in 2023 should start planning now to make the most of their vacation.
The UAE has announced prospective holiday dates for occasions such as Eid Al Adha, the Islamic New Year and National Day.
Every UAE employee is entitled to at least two days of paid leave for each month working in the country. That’s 24 days of paid annual leave.
Eid Al Adha 2023 in UAE
According to a social media post shared by the UAE Government, these are the public holiday dates left to enjoy for the rest of the year:
- Arafah Day: Dhul Hijjah 9
- Eid Al Adha: Dhul Hijjah 10-12
- Hijri New Year: July 21
- Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 29
- National Day: December 2-3
Booking annual leave carefully, and strategically choosing days off around 2023 UAE national holidays, can lead to extended holidays when weekends are taken into account.
With Eid Al Fitr 2023 already underway, the next holidays announced in the UAE will be Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.
By booking annual leave strategically, it will be possible to nine consecutive days out of the office using just one day of annual leave.
In 2023 this is expected to be on Tuesday, June 27. It has been announced as a national holiday in the United Arab Emirates and will be immediately followed by Eid Al Adha 2023.
This will fall between Dhul Hijja 10 and 12, which is expected to correspond to Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30.
If your employer gives each of these days off and the dates fall as expected, then booking Monday, June 26 as a holiday would give maximum returns for the fewest possible days of annual leave entitlement.
Booking just one day of annual leave could result in nine consecutive days out of work. It would mean a holiday from Saturday, June 25 and returning to work on Monday, July 3.