Dubai: 6-day Eid Al Adha holiday likely this month

Dubai - UAE residents can expect the longest break of the year in 2021.


Waheed Abbas

Published: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 10:49 AM

Last updated: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 2:13 PM

UAE residents are likely to have six-day long break this month on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Eid Al Adha is celebrated on the 10th of Zul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.

According to the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Departments of Government of Dubai, Arafat Day is likely to be marked on Monday, July 19. Therefore, Tuesday, July 20, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha in the UAE.

Based on these forecasts, UAE residents are likely to have a six-day break this month with four-day Eid holidays from Monday, July 19 to Thursday, July 22, followed by two-day weekend on July 23 and 24.

Eid Al Adha likely date for most Islamic countries

This will be the longest break of the year for the UAE residents in 2021.

However, the dates are subject to moon sighting.

Engineer Muhammad Shawkat Odeh, Director of the International Astronomy Center, also forecast earlier this week that Eid Al Adha is likely to begin on Tuesday, July 20 in the UAE and most of the Islamic countries around the world.

But it is expected that some eastern countries will celebrate Eid Al Adha on Wednesday, July 21 as the crescent is generally sighted a day later there.

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