Dealing with holiday blues after the Eid Al-Fitr weekend? Fret not, the next long break is just around the corner.
According to UAE’s official calendar of public holidays, the next potential holiday will fall on the Day of Arafah and Eid Al Adha. As per the Islamic calendar, it will fall between Zul Hijjah 9 to 12, resulting in a four-day long break. But since these dates are chalked right before the weekend, residents of UAE might just enjoy a hefty break of six days.
Based on Astronomy expert Ibrahim Al Jarwan’s video, the Islamic month of Zul Hijjah will begin on Monday, June 19. Which means, Eid Al Adha will most likely be on Wednesday, June 28. The Day of Arafah falls a day prior and will be potentially observed on Tuesday, June 27.
Keeping all the significant dates in mind, the Eid Al Adha break in UAE might begin from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30 — the weekend addition will extend the holiday by two extra days.
Although, just like every other Islamic holiday, the confirmation of this depends on the moon-sighting.
Now that you have a head start, plan your next vacation accordingly. To make the rest of your year hassle-free here is the complete list of remaining holidays for the year 2023.
Arafat Day: June 27
Eid al Adha: June 28, 29, 30
Islamic New Year: July 19
The Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 27
Commemoration Day: December 1
National Day: December 2, 3
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