Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sector were today announced by the UAE government.
Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and work will resume on Sunday, September 27, 2015, according to a circular issued today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
For the private sector, the Ministry of Labour has declared Wednesday, September 23, until Friday, September 25 an official paid holiday for all workers.
Abu Dhabi slaughter houses gear up for Eid Al Adha
The slaughterhouses of Abu Dhabi City Municipality which includes Abu Dhabi Public Slaughter House, Baniyas Slaughter House, Al Shahama Slaughter House, and Al Wathba Slaughter House are fully prepared to receive sacrificial animals on the first day of Eid Al Adha starting from 7 am up to 6 pm, and during remaining days of the festivity from 6 am to 6 pm.
The slaughter houses will adopt the highest health standards in meeting the rising needs of the public for slaughtering services availed during a flexible timing that suits all demands.
Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Director of Public Health, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, said: “The Municipality has deployed a veterinary team to carry medical tests to all livestock and offer medical assistance to buyers. It has also subjected all butchers and staffs to specialist qualifying programmes to train them about food safety and personal hygiene conducted by specialist consultancy offices in a bid to raise the health and professional standards at slaughter houses. Full daily cleaning is made to slaughter houses which are disinfected after the end of slaughtering works so that they will be ready for the next day. Slaughtering wastes are being disposed of properly without polluting the environment.”
The slaughtering fees remain the same as follows; 15 dirham per goat/sheep, 40 dirham per calf/young camel, and 60 dirham per older cow/camel. These fees include chopping of the slaughtered sheep or goat into four pieces, and camels and cows into eight pieces.
Slaughterhouses will not offer special chopping of carcasses into smaller pieces service on the first and second days of Eid, due to the huge number of animals to be processed, and to help avoid the hassles of keeping the public waiting for longer periods… see more