The UAE has introduced the Eid Al-Adha private and non-private sector vacation dates for 2023.
Tuesday, 27 June will mark Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will likely be noticed from Wednesday 28 June to Friday 30 June 2023.
The precise dates are at all times topic to moon sighting; nevertheless, the Authorities has confirmed public vacation dates. Falling subsequent to a weekend, many staff within the UAE will get a 6 day break.
What do I have to know as a customer to Dubai throughout Eid?
Eid Al Adha is the Pageant of the Sacrifice. It’s the second and holier of the 2 events of Eid, marked by Muslims around the globe. (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 closing month within the Hijri (Islamic) calendar. It’s normally marked by giant household gatherings and shared meals.
As a non-Muslim, there’s nothing guests to Dubai really want to look at throughout Eid, however do observe it may be a a lot busier time of yr.
Stores could keep open till a lot later at night time (and even 24 hours), and the value of lodging can rise considerably because it’s a extremely popular time of yr for native households to take staycations.
It is usually 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 is going to coincide with the beginning of faculty summer season holidays).
Conversely, it may be a good time of yr for choosing up a discount by Dubai Summer season Surprises and Eid gross sales.
Study extra about what’s taking place in Dubai over Eid and June right here.
“Dry Nights” in Dubai
Throughout spiritual events, by order of the Division of Tourism and Commerce Advertising (DTCM), bars and eating places in Dubai will stop promoting alcohol.
This DID NOT occur in 2022, in order we perceive it, dry nights in Dubai will now not be utilized for spiritual events.
(NB, Abu Dhabi emirate stopped the observe of dry nights over spiritual events some years in the past; we suspect Dubai could comply with swimsuit – however please be ready that this will likely 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 2023:
Hijri New Yr: 1 Muharram* (Approx. 19 July 2023, date of statement 21 July 2023 – 1 day)
The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday: Approx. 27 September 2023, statement 29 September 2023 – not at all times a public vacation
Commemoration Day: 1 December 2023 (1 day)
Nationwide Day (52nd Anniversary): 2 and three December 2023 (2 days)
You’ll find a full itemizing of Dubai’s public holidays and faculty holidays right here
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