Long weekend alert. Eid Al Adha 2022 in UAE: Likely dates revealed; residents to get 4-day holiday.
26 May 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The likely dates of Islamic festival Eid Al Adha have been revealed.
Eid Al Adha or the festival of sacrifice is marked on 10th of Islamic month Dhul Hijjah.
The start of an Islamic month in the Hijri lunar calendar is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. Though, the likely dates can be predicted based on astronomical calculations.
According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, Saturday, July 9, is likely to be the first day of Eid Al Adha.
According to the UAE’s official holidays calendar, Arafah Day — which is marked on the day before Eid Al Adha — is also a day off.
Therefore, residents may enjoy a four-day holiday from Dhul Hijjah 9 to 12.