The UAE has introduced the private and non-private sector vacation dates for Eid Al-Adha.
Friday, 8 July will mark Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha might be noticed from Saturday 9 July to Monday, 11 July 2022.
The precise dates are at all times topic to moon sighting, nevertheless, public vacation dates are confirmed by the Authorities.
What do I have to know as a customer to Dubai throughout Eid?
Eid Al Adha is the Competition of the Sacrifice. It’s the second and holier of the 2 events of Eid marked by Muslims all over the world. (The opposite Eid is Eid al-Fitr, marking the tip of the Holy Month of Ramadan).
It begins on the tenth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which is the twelfth and remaining month within the Hijri (Islamic) calendar.
It’s normally marked by giant household gatherings and shared meals. Most COVID laws with reference to group gathering have been lifted so in contrast with the final couple of years, we expect to see a lot bigger celebrations in 2022 (albeit COVID continues to be very a lot prevalent within the UAE simply now, so please do train warning at group gatherings and put on a face masks when inside, as nonetheless required by regulation).
As a non-Muslim, there may be nothing guests to Dubai actually need to look at throughout Eid, however do word it may be a a lot busier time of yr.
Shops could keep open till a lot later at night time (and even 24 hours) and the worth of lodging can rise considerably because it’s a highly regarded time of yr for native households to take staycations.
It’s also an extremely busy time of yr at DXB airport as many use the lengthy weekend to go to household and associates abroad (and this yr it would coincide with the beginning of faculty summer season holidays).
Conversely, it may be a good time of yr for selecting up a discount by means of Dubai Summer time Surprises and Eid gross sales.
Study extra about what’s occurring in Dubai over Eid and July right here.
“Dry Nights” in Dubai
Throughout non secular events, by order of the Division of Tourism and Commerce Advertising and marketing (DTCM), bars and eating places in Dubai will stop promoting alcohol.
We’re but to see a affirmation for the dry nights in Dubai over Eid 2022.
(NB, Abu Dhabi emirate stopped the observe of dry nights over non secular events some years in the past; we suspect Dubai could observe swimsuit – however please be ready that this will occur)
You’ll be able to study extra about Dubai’s alcohol guidelines right here.
Additional public holidays in Dubai and the UAE
Dates for the rest of 2022:
- Islamic New Yr: 1 Muharram (Est 30 July 2022, noticed on 1 August 2022 – 1 day)
- Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday: Est 8 October 2022, noticed on 10 October 2022
- Commemoration Day: Thursday, 1 December
- UAE Nationwide Day: Friday, 2 December and Saturday, 3 December
You could find a full itemizing of Dubai’s public holidays and faculty holidays right here
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