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It’s official: Eid Al Adha UAE dates confirmed for 2024

The UAE government has released the official dates for both the public and private sectors of Eid Al Adha in 2024.

Since Saturday, June 15, is Arafat Day, Sunday, June 16, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha in 2024.

This indicates that workers in the public and private sectors will have a four-day public holiday (five days if the weekend is included), running from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18.

We are going to be back at work on Wednesday, June 19.

What to know about upcoming Eid Al Adha UAE holidays

But first…what exactly is Arafat Day?

For Muslims globally, Hajj Day, also called the Day of Arafah, is very important. It occurs on the ninth day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, which is only one day before the festival of Eid Al Adha and approximately 70 days after the completion of Ramadan.

Arafat Day is a day for spiritual contemplation, unity, and prayer that honours an important event in the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage.

On Arafat Day, Muslims around the world who are not performing the Hajj in Mecca customarily fast. While not necessary, it is favoured.

To truly understand Arafat Day’s importance.

What is Eid Al Adha?

One of the two main festivals for Muslims is Eid Al Adha (the other being Eid Al Fitr). The journey to Mecca comes to an end on the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha.

Muslims can join their community to celebrate the festival with feasts and quality time spent with family.

Muslims offer morning prayers on Eid Al Adha, either at home or at the closest mosque, early in the morning.

During the celebrations, it’s also customary for the community to exchange gifts and make charity contributions. The majority of the first day is often spent at home or with family for Muslims.

Dubai will celebrate Eid Al Adha in a variety of methods across the city, including thrilling events, firework displays, live music, and much more.

From our Time Out family to yours, happy Eid Mubarak.

Why do some public holidays in the UAE change every year?

This is so because, in contrast to the more popular Roman calendar, which is based on the sun, Islamic holidays are determined by the cycles of the moon.

You may read the complete article about Islamic calendars by clicking this link.

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