Saudi Arabia’s Moon Sighting Committee spotted the Dhu Al Hijjah moon this evening, 1st August, meaning Eid Al Adha will fall on 11th August in the UAE.
UAE to celebrate Eid Al Adha on 11th August 1, 2019
Typically, the UAE follows Saudi Arabia’s
moon sighting committee. This evening, on observatory spotted the Dhu Al Hijjah
moon, meaning Eid Al Adha will fall on Sunday, 11th August (ten days after the
Photograph credit: Needpix
Higher chances of a four-day public holiday
With Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee spotting the crescent moon, there are high chances of a four-day public holiday in the UAE, from Sunday, 11th-Wednesday, 14th August. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation are yet to announce, however.
Four more public holidays after Eid Al Adha
Hijri Islamic New Year will be the next
public holiday, on Sunday, 1st September. UAE Commemoration Day holiday falls
on Sunday, 1st December, leading to a two-day break for UAE’s 48th National
Day. The long break goes on till Tuesday, 3rd December.