Gear Up for Eid Al Adha! Potential 4-day weekend on the horizon for the UAE residents.

Get ready for some exciting news, the long Eid Al Adha weekend is just around the corner, offering UAE residents a chance to unwind and recharge. Here’s a quick guide on what to expect.

Eid Al Adha

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When does the break begin?

The festivities kick off with Arafat Day, commemorating the second day of Hajj pilgrimage. It’s anticipated to fall on either Saturday, June 15th or Sunday, June 16th. An official announcement confirming the exact date will be based on moon sighting closer to the time.

Following Arafat Day comes Eid Al Adha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice.” This joyous occasion, celebrated on the 10th of Dhuʻl-Hijjah, is a time for Muslims to gather with loved ones, share meals, and spread good cheer.Eid Al Adha is expected to begin on the evening of Sunday, June 16th or Monday, June 17th, depending on the Islamic calendar. The celebrations typically last for three days, from the 10th to the 12th of Dhuʻl-Hijjah.

How many days of break will the public and private sector get?

Now, here’s the exciting part – the potential break! UAE residents can anticipate a 4-day or even a 5-day weekend depending on when Arafat Day falls. If it lands on a Saturday, you’ll get the following three days off, translating to a four-day break. But if Arafat Day falls on a Sunday, then Eid Al Adha will begin on a Monday, with public holidays extending to Tuesday and Wednesday, giving you a fantastic five-day weekend.

The final confirmation regarding the exact dates will be announced closer to the occasion. So, keep your eyes peeled for official pronouncements and get ready to celebrate Eid with family and friends! This extended break is the perfect opportunity to plan staycations, catch up on some rest, or explore the UAE.

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