Dubai announces Eid Al Adha holidays for public sector

June 15, 2023 at 4:33 PM

The Dubai Government has announced the Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day for the public sector.

According to Khaleej Times, the government’s Department of Human Resources announced the holiday will begin on the Dhul Hijjah 9 to 12.

The corresponding Gregorian calendar dates will be determined on June 18, when officials try to spot the crescent moon that signals the start of an Islamic month. 

Astronomical calculations suggest that the first day of the break — Arafat Day — is on June 27.

Eid is expected to fall on the next day, June 28. The break, therefore, is likely to be from Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, June 30. 

If you factor in the Saturday-Sunday weekend, that’s a six-day break — the longest official holiday of the year. (NewsWire)