Saudi Arabia confirms Eid holidays for banks

Dubai: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and the Saudi Stock Exchange has announced that all banks and financial companies will have a nine-day holiday to celebrate Eid Al Adha.

The Eid holiday will start on Friday August 16 and end on Saturday August 25. The banking sector will resume work on Sunday August 26.

Banks operating near holy sites

The offices of banks located near Saudi Arabia’s holy sites will continue to operate during the Hajj season, according to SAMA.

Banks in the cities of Makkah and Madinah will remain open during the holidays, including Friday and Saturday, especially in frequently populated areas.

SAMA also stressed that insurance companies and private companies providing health insurance services should ensure that the claims department continue to operate during the Eid holiday, to meet the needs of the Hajj pilgrims.  

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