Eid Al Adha 2024: Dates Announced

Before you get your LV cases packed for a stay- or vacation, find out the lowdown on this year’s Eid Al Adha.

The upcoming public holiday in the UAE combines two significant occasions: Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha. Arafat Day, observed on Dhul Hijjah 9, is anticipated to fall on Sunday, June 16th, pending the moon sighting. Following this is Eid Al Adha, spanning from Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12, expected to align with Monday, June 17th to Wednesday, June 19th as public holidays. 

This grants a five-day break for those with a Saturday-Sunday weekend, with work resuming on Thursday, June 20th. Confirmation of dates hinges on moon sightings, typical for the Islamic Calendar. 

Planning ahead, taking Thursday, June 20th, and Friday, June 21st off extends the holiday to nine days. 

Official confirmation from UAE authorities awaits closer to the dates, aligning the lunar calendar with the Gregorian calendar.

What does Eid Al Adha represent?

Eid Al Adha commemorates Ibrahim’s obedience to God’s command to sacrifice his son, a story recounted in Islamic tradition. Upon sharing his dream with his son, Ibrahim was prepared to fulfil the command, but God intervened, providing a sheep in place of his son. This significant occasion typically grants several days off for both public and private sectors. However, exact dates are contingent on moon sightings, as with other Islamic holidays, awaiting official confirmation before finalising plans.

Don’s miss our Eid Al Adha staycation guide coming soon.

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