Eid Al Adha Holidays in United Arab Emirates announced

2022 Eid al-Adha Middle East

The authorities in the UAE have announced the official Eid Al Adha holidays for federal government and private sector employees in 2022.

According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), the holiday would be from Friday July 8th until Monday July 11th 2022.

Work will resume on Tuesday July 12th.

The crescent moon marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah was sighted in Saudi Arabia yesterday. Therefore, today, June 30th is the first day of the month.

According to the official list of public holidays announced by the UAE Government, Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha holidays will be observed from Zul Hijjah 9 to 13. The corresponding dates on the Gregorian calendar are Friday, July 8, to Monday, July 11.

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic religious holiday on the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month in the lunar calendar. The holiday began as a way to celebrate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God’s command. Eid al-Adha is celebrated worldwide as a time for Muslims to sacrifice for Allah and share with their family and neighbors.