The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
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Eid Al Adha in the UAE is expected to begin on June 28, which could mean a six-day break for residents.
According to the Emirates Astronomy Society, the Dhul Hijjah will start on June 19, which falls on a Monday.
“It means that Eid Al Adha will likely be on Wednesday, June 28, and Arafat Day, which is one day before Eid, will be on Tuesday, June 27,” said Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Chairman of Emirates Astronomy Society.
An official announcement has yet to be made by the UAE Moonsighting Committee.
Meanwhile, the UAE Cabinet has already announced that residents can expect a four-day combined holiday for Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha.
This means that Arafat Day would be a paid holiday on June 27, which falls on a Tuesday, with Wednesday to Friday allocated for Eid. With the official weekend falling on Saturday and Sunday, employees can expect to return to work on Monday, July 3, giving them a six-day holiday.
June 27: Arafat Day
June 28 to 30: Eid Al Adha
July 21: Islamic New Year
September 29: Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
December 2 and 3: UAE National Day
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