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Will Eid Al Adha be the next long weekend in UAE?


Abu Dhabi government issues list of public sector holidays for the new year.

After the Eid Al Fitr holidays in the UAE this weekend, the next holiday for the residents will be in the month of August.
The next leave for the employees could be on August 12. The Abu Dhabi government had announced the list of public holidays for 2018.
According to the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences, Eid Al Adha most likely will fall on Wednesday, August 22, according to astronomical calculations. Thus, Arafat day will fall on Tuesday, August 21, which would indicate a long weekend for UAE residents.
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"The following list shows the public holidays in the UAE for the year 2018. The official reference to determine Islamic occasions, such as the beginning of Ramadan or Haj, is the Hijri Calendar. It is based on the phases of the moon. Hence, the exact dates of Islamic events vary from one Gregorian year to another as they depend on the local sightings of the moon.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has given orders that the November 30 every year will be observed as 'Martyr's Day' and a public holiday in memory of and in tribute to the sacrifices offered by the nation's martyrs and its loyal people.
On December 2, the UAE National Day is accompanied by a series of events and programmes lasting several days."
"The below dates are tentative dates only - subject to moon sighting - and should not be considered as an official announcement; public holidays are announced, by official authorities, once confirmed," the statement added:

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