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Eid Al Adha 2023: UAE Public Holidays and When is the Next Long Weekend

We're ready for more days off and this is when the Eid Al Adha 2023 public holidays is expected to fall in the UAE

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24 April 2023

Last updated on 25 April 2023
Eid Al Adha 2023 public holidays date in Dubai and the UAE

Plan your break with our guide to the Eid Al Adha 2023 public holiday dates.

As we progress through the year, many residents are wondering when is the next UAE public holiday in 2023.

Following the Eid Al Fitr long weekend in April, both the public and private sector can look forward to Arafat Day in June, then the Eid Al Adha 2023 for a break to rewind, explore the country, or travel out of the UAE.

Take note of these dates, and get ready to plan your next long weekend!

When is Eid Al Adha 2023 in the UAE?

This year, Eid Al Adha, also known as the Islamic festival of sacrifice, is expected to start on Tuesday, June 27th.

However, as with all Muslim holidays, the actual dates will be announced closer to the date as it is dependent on moon sightings.

Eid Al Adha 2023 | When is Eid Al Adha holidays in Dubai and the UAE?

The festival occurs around 70 days after the final day of Ramadan, and it is seen as the most holiest of the two Eid holidays. Eid Al Adha is marked on 10th of Islamic month Dhul Hijjah.

Are there any other public holidays left for 2023?

Yes, there are! After Eid Al Adha, the UAE has four more breaks in commemoration of Islamic New Year, Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) birthday, Martyrs' Day, and finally UAE National Day.

According to UAE officials, Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) will take place on Friday, July 21, 2023, so public and private sector employees who have day-offs on Saturdays and Sundays can expect a three-day weekend.

The same also goes for Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday, which will fall on Friday, September 29, 2023.

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Friday December 1 will mark UAE Martyrs' Day (Commemoration Day), in honour of the brave men and women whose lives were lost while protecting and serving the country.

UAE National Day will be celebrated from Saturday December 2 to Sunday December 3.