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Six-day holiday coming up in UAE? Here’s when

 

DUBAI – UAE residents could end up with up to six days in holiday when the country celebrates Eid Al Adha in July.

The religious holiday, the most important festival for Muslims, is expected to begin on July 19, which falls on Monday.

The exact date has yet to be announced, depending on the moon sighting by authorities.

However, if it does start on July 19, this means that UAE residents will end up with a six-day 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


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