The ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is co-ordinating with Dubai Police to release 430 prisoners of different nationalities in the run-up to Eid Al Adha.
It’s traditional for rulers in the UAE to issues pardons before religious holidays.
The Attorney-General of Dubai, Essam Issa Al Humaidan said that his Highness’ decree offers inmates “a fresh start in life, ease their families’ suffering, and help them reintegrate into the community.”
In Abu Dhabi His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has order the release of nearly 700 prisoners serving sentences for various offences.
In Sharjah, 400 detainees were pardoned by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered the release of 208 inmates.
When does Eid Al Adha begin?
The Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) confirmed in a tweet that in the UAE, Arafat day will fall on 9th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, with Eid Al Adha following on the 11th, 12th, 13th of that same Islamic month.