Eid Al Adha public holiday dates have been confirmed by the UAE government.

For the public sector it will be from Friday 3 October to Monday 6 October, with work resuming on Tuesday 7 October.

For the private sector it will fall between Friday 3 October and Sunday 5 October, with work resuming on Monday 6 October.

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The Federal Authority of Human Resources and the Minister of Labor, Saqr Gobash, both issued circulars to confirm the dates.

Mall timings for Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City, and City Centre Deira and Mirdif will be extended from 10am to 1am for shops and 10am to 2am for cafes and restaurants on weekdays and until 2am and 3am respectively on weekends during Eid in Dubai, which runs from 25 September to 11 October.