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All the Public Holidays Coming Up in the UAE



Looking forward for the next big break after the four-day long weekend of Eid Al Fitr? Here are a few holidays declared by the UAE government that might come in your favor if you’re hoping to soon enjoy another long weekend with your loved ones.

Licensed by the National Media Council of UAE, the next set of two holidays are expected to be combined to create one big break of six days. First comes the day of Arafat which commemorates the second day of the week-long Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims all over the world, falling on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, which is predicted to be on Tuesday, June 27.

This will be followed by the start of Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, which will take place on the 10th – 12th of Dhul Hijjah, also signifying the end of Hajj. The special dates are predicted to be from Wednesday, June 28, to Friday, June 30. However, the precise date is yet to be confirmed and will be made clear closer to the date, according to the sighting of the moon.

Following Arafat day and Eid al-Adha, both the Hijri New year and Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on Friday, July 21, and September 29 respectively, giving UAE residents two long weekends, each of which will be three days long.

The end of 2023 will also see the UAE’s Commemoration Day and National Day, which falls on December 2 and 3, already marked as weekends.

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