Residents of the UAE can anticipate a long weekend leading up to the start of the two-month summer break as Eid Al-Adha approaches.
The Moon sighting, which determines the beginning and end of Islamic calendar months, will determine how long the weekend will be.
In the Islamic calendar, the time off for Eid Al-Adha is from 9 to 12 Dhul Hijjah, though the Gregorian dates can change depending on the sighting of the moon.
According to the most recent calculations, the holiday is anticipated to fall between Tuesday, June 27, and Friday, June 30, giving workers a six-day break when combined with the regular weekend.
If the Moon is seen on the night of June 18, Dhul Hijjah will start on June 19 and end on June 27, resulting in a six-day weekend. If not sighted, Dhul Hijjah will start on June 20 and last for five days, beginning on June 28.
After the moon sighting on June 18, the length of the weekend—whether it is five or six days—will be determined.