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Maximising Eid Al Adha Holidays: Exploring 'Sandwich Leave' Strategies Amid Extended Break

This year, Eid Al Adha holidays will span over four days in the UAE

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Published on June 8, 2024, 14:17:34


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As the auspicious occasion of Eid Al Adha approaches, both public and private sector employees in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are gearing up to enjoy a well-deserved break.

This year, the Eid Al Adha holidays will span over four days, allowing individuals across the country ample time to observe the religious festivities and spend quality moments with family and loved ones.

The UAE government has officially announced that the Eid Al Adha holidays for both public and private sectors will commence from 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah 1445 AH. According to the Gregorian calendar, it is from June 15 to 18, 2024.

This extended break not only honours the significance of Eid Al Adha but also provides an opportunity for individuals to rejuvenate and recharge amidst their busy schedules.
In light of the extended holidays, individuals in the UAE are exploring ways to maximise their time off and make the most of this festive period. One strategy gaining traction among employees is the utilisation of "sandwich leave" to extend their Eid Al Adha break.

"Sandwich leave" refers to the practice of strategically taking additional days off before or after a public holiday to create an extended period of leisure. By strategically planning their leave, individuals can enjoy an extended vacation without consuming excessive annual leave days.

However, it's essential for employees to adhere to their respective organisation's policies and obtain prior approval from their employers before availing sandwich leave. Clear communication and planning ensure smooth workflow continuity and minimise any disruption to business operations during the holiday period.

Eid Al Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, holds profound cultural and religious significance for Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. The holiday is marked by special prayers, feasts, charitable acts and the ritual sacrifice of animals, symbolising Prophet Ibrahim's devotion and trust in the Almighty.

During the Eid Al Adha holidays, Muslims in the UAE traditionally gather with family and friends to perform prayers at mosques, share festive meals, exchange gifts and partake in various community events. Additionally, many families embark on travel expeditions to explore the country's diverse landscapes or visit their hometowns to celebrate the occasion with relatives.

As preparations for Eid Al Adha festivities ensue, the UAE remains committed to fostering a spirit of unity, compassion and generosity among its diverse population.

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