Get ready to pack your bags as another long weekend awaits us.

The UAE has released dates for when Eid Al Adha 2022 is most likely to fall next week.

Known as the festival of sacrifice on the 10th Islamic month Dhul Hijjah, the festival follows the Hijri Lunar calendar. This period honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, to obey Allah’s command, but a lamb was sacrificed instead.

Per The Emirates Astronomy Society, the holiday dates revealed after the sighting of the crescent moon or by astrological calculations are most likely to be from Friday, July 8, 2022, until Monday, July 11, 2022.

With Saturday, July 9, 2022, most likely to be the first day of Eid Al Adha, Arafat Day will fall a day before, counting toward the upcoming long Eid holidays.

So if you’re looking to take a break, without the added hassle of travelling, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the luxe staycations to book for a quick escape in the UAE. If you wish to travel without the COVID-19 restrictions, Emirates Woman has made a list of all the countries that are easy to book without any PCR test or vaccination certificate requirements.

The exact holiday dates for both public and private sectors are to be announced closer to Eid Al Adha. Keep a close watch for confirmed dates, that are set to be revealed soon.

With the upcoming Islamic holiday set to fall next week, per the Gregorian Calendar, we’ve also rounded up when you can expect the rest of the public holidays in the UAE to fall in 2022.

Islamic New Year

A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around July 30, 2022.

The Prophet’s Birthday

The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is predicted to be around October 8, 2022.

Commemoration Day and National Day

To close out 2022, those in the UAE will have another break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2.

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