The UAE has announced the official dates for Eid Al Adha next week.

The dates were confirmed by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources that Eid Al Adha and Arafat day will fall on Dhu Al-Hijjah 9 to Dhu Al-Hijjah 12, 1442.

In the Gregorian calendar, this corresponds from July 19, 2021, to July 22, 2021. At present, these dates pertain to public sector employees only.

However, it’s expected an announcement for private sector employees should follow shortly and will be the same corresponding dates as the public sector.

This means that next week the UAE will enjoy a six-day weekend, with employees returning to work on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

After this six-day break, there won’t be long to wait until the next public holiday either.

See below the rest of the public holidays in the UAE for 2021.

Islamic New Year

A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around August 9 or August 10.

The Prophet’s Birthday

The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is projected to be around October 18.

Commemoration Day and National Day

To close out 2021, those in the UAE will have another three-day break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2, with a day off also on, December 3.

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