On Sunday, the UAE’s government declared the official Eid Al Adha holidays. To commemorate the Islamic holiday, employees will receive a paid holiday from Dhul Hijjah 9 to 12 (according to the Hijri calendar). This turns into a satisfying rest that can last up to six days if the weekend is taken into account.
Many locals are currently pondering whether to go on vacation or stay home during the longest break of the year. To assist you in making better plans and the most of your vacation, we have put together an explainer.
How many days will the break?
The break will start on either Tuesday, June 27, or Wednesday, June 28, according to the Gregorian calendar, depending on when the Moon is seen. Residents will have a six-day respite, including the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, if the holiday starts on Tuesday. Locals will have a five-day weekend if it starts on Wednesday.
Depending on the time the crescent moon is sighted, the length of an Islamic month is either 29 or 30 days. On Sunday, June 18, the majority of Islamic nations will observe the moon to determine the start of Dhul Hijjah.
If discovered on Sunday, June 18: June 27 will mark the start of the break. This corresponds to a six-day vacation.
If discovered on Monday, June 19: June 28 will mark the start of the break. For inhabitants, this means a six-day break.
When will workers return to the office?
On Monday, July 3, workers must report to work as usual. At that point, most schools would have started their two-month summer holiday.