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This is When Eid Al Adha is Likely to Fall This Year

Here's when your next Eid Al Adha UAE public holiday is going to be this July 2021.

Posted on

11 June 2019

Last updated on 14 July 2021
Eid Al Adha 2021 in Dubai and UAE

We're all waiting for our next holiday...

It feels like just yesterday that we all had a great Eid Al Fitr, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of and planning our next holiday, which will most likely fall mid-week!

Eid Al Adha 2021 in the UAE is confirmed to fall on Monday 19 July, 2021, meaning both the public and private sector who have Fridays and Saturdays off can look forward to a six-day long break.

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As with all Islamic occasions, this holiday is dependent on the sighting of the moon. Most Arab and Islamic centers will be able to easily and clearly see the new moon of Zul Hijjah by naked eyes and telescopes.

Another holiday which coincides with Eid Al Adha is Arafat Day, an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage, which is then followed by the first day of the Islamic holiday, Eid Al Adha.

Back in 2019, the UAE government granted equal days off for the public and private sectors in an effort to achieve a balance between the two sectors and support the national economy, so we can expect to share the same holiday dates this time around as well.