With Eid al-Adha just around the corner, plans on how to spend the Eid break are already being made. But with a recent prediction from the Emirates Astronomy Society, it might get a little easier to do so. According to astronomers at the society, UAE residents may be in for a six-day break as Eid al-Adha is likely to fall on Wednesday, June 28.
The religious festival, which falls on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar, not only represents a time of celebration and religious worship for Muslims across the UAE, but also gives non-Muslim residents a much-needed break to embark upon their summer vacations. According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Emirates Astronomy Society, Dhul Hijjah is expected to start on Monday, June 19 which 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.”
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It is important to note that the date of the festival and the corresponding break will not be confirmed till the UAE moon sighting committee announces something. However, if this prediction from Al Jarwan does happen to be true, employees will start their break on Tuesday, June 27 for Arafat Day, with three more Eid holidays from Wednesday to Friday. For those who have the weekend off, this will turn into a six-day break with employees returning to the office on Monday, July 3.