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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Eid Al Adha holiday for federal government will begin from July 19, Monday (Day of Arafat), and will end on Thursday, July 22, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced.
The UAE residents will likely have the longest break of this year on Eid Al Adha.
The two-day weekend on July 23 and 24 will follow it. And work for all federal ministries and entities will resume on Sunday, 25th July.
This applies to those who have a two-day weekly off. The residents in the UAE will enjoy six-day Eid holidays.
Zul Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha on 10th of this month.
The authority also greeted President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; and the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion.
The Eid Al Adha holiday for ministries and federal bodies will begin on Thursday, 30th July (Day of Arafat), and will end on Sunday, 2nd August, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Wednesday.
According to the International Astronomical Centre, July 20 (Tuesday) is set be the first day of Eid Al Adha in most Islamic countries. Arafat Day is likely to be marked on July 19 (Monday).
The Emirate of Sharjah has announced free public parking for motorists during the three-day Eid holidays. Free parking is not applicable on Arafat Day.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.