When is Eid Al Adha 2021 in UAE?

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When is Eid Al Adha 2021 in UAE?

 

DUBAI – Eid Al Adha is likely to begin on Tuesday (July 20), according to the International Astronomy Center.

Muhammad Shawkat Odeh, Director of the International Astronomy Center, said that the month of Zul Hijjah 1442 AH is likely to begin on July 10 at 5:17am (UAE time).

This means that if the beginning of Eid Al Adha falls on July 20, then UAE residents could end up with a five-day holiday.

The religious holiday is the most important festival for Muslims. The exact date has yet to be announced, depending on the moon sighting by authorities.

However, if it does start on July 20, this means that UAE residents will end up with a long holiday, starting with Arafat Day, followed by a three-day Eid until Thursday, and then a further two-day regular weekend on Friday and Saturday.

Eid Al Adha is known as the festival of sacrifice and coincides with the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

This year, UAE authorities have called on Muslims to observe precautionary measures when celebrating Eid Al Adha, and urged people to avoid big gatherings. ICA/Expat Media

Official UAE holidays for 2021

January 1, 2021 – New Year

29 Ramadan until 3 Shawwal 1442 – Eid Al Fitr

9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1442 – Day of Arafat

10-11 -12 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1442 – Eid Al Adha

1 Muharram 1443 – Hijri New Year holiday (to move to August 12, 2021)

12 Rabi` Al Awwal 1443 – Prophet’s birthday (to move to October 21, 2021)

December 1, 2021 – Commemoration Day

December 2 and 3, 2021 – UAE National Day


Official UAE public holidays for 2022

January 1, 2022 – New Year

29 Ramadan until 3 Shawwal 1443 – Eid Al Fitr

9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1443 – Day of Arafat

10-11 -12 Dhu Al Hijjah 1443 – Eid Al Adha

July 30, 2022 – New Hijri Year 1444.

October 8, 2022 – Prophet’s Birthday

December 1, 2022 – Commemoration Day

December 2 and 3, 2022 – UAE National Day

ICA/Expat Media


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