As we head into the hotter months, you may be starting to plan your next getaway to escape the scorching UAE heat.

Luckily, there’s a long weekend on the horizon to mark Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.

Each year in the Islamic calendar, Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days, with the first day of the holiday being Arafat Day. This period honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, to obey Allah’s command, but a lamb was sacrificed instead.

With the upcoming Islamic holiday set to fall in July, 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.

Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha

Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will fall on 9-12 of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which is expected to be between Friday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 12.

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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