King Salman declares 16 days of holidays for Eid

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Government Employees

All personnel working in the public sector will have 16 days off for Eid-ul-Adha this year, according to the HR Ministry.

July 1 is the first day of the Eid holidays (2 Dhul Hijjah).
16th of July is the last day of the Eid holidays (17 Dhul Hijjah).
When we refer to “all employees,” we also mean foreign workers who are employed by the public sector. However, a few areas, namely; are exempt from this declaration. 8 Top Online Shopping Sites in Saudi Arabia

  • health industry
  • police officers among the armed forces.
  • banking industry.
  • Employees who are subcontracted.
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Private Sector Employees

The minimum number of Eid Al-Adha vacations are four, and they typically begin on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah, in accordance with Article 112 of the Saudi Labor Law and Article 4 of the ministry’s bylaw for holidays (weekends excluded). Electricity disconnecting the service from the consumer if the unpaid bills reach more than a thousand riyals

  • July 8 is the first day of the Eid holidays (9 Dhul Hijjah).
  • Five Eid holidays will be taken by workers who only have one weekend.
  • Six Eid holidays will be taken by workers who have two weekend days.

Source: MHRSD

Banking Sector

This year, employees in the financial industry will also have six days off for Eid ul-Adha.

  • 7th of July is the first day of the Eid holidays (8 Dhul Hijjah).
  • 12th of July is the last day of the Eid holidays (13 Dhul Hijjah).
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Weekend Rules

The employer is required to extend the Eid Holidays by the days of the weekend if there is one during those days. If, for example, there is a two-day weekend during this time, you are eligible for Eid vacation up until May 13th. For international pilgrims in Makkah and Madina, Saudi Airlines introduced the โ€œBaggage Firstโ€ free service.

Overtime

If your employer gives you holidays for a shorter time than this, you are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 50% more than your hourly rate.

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