UAE: Eid Al Adha likely to fall on July 9
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UAE: Eid Al Adha to fall on Saturday, July 9

UAE: Eid Al Adha to fall on Saturday, July 9

The crescent moon marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah was sighted in Saudi Arabia on June 29

Zubina Ahmed
Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha will fall on Saturday, July 9, in the UAE. The Dhu Al-Hijjah crescent moon was sighted on the evening of June 29 in Saudi Arabia, according to the Kingdom’s Supreme Court. This marks the beginning of Hajj on July 7, followed by Eid Al Adha on Saturday, July 9.

June 29 will be the last day of Zul Qaadah, while the first day of Zul Hijjah will be on June 30. This means that the first day of Eid Al Adha this year will be celebrated on July 9, corresponding to the 10th of Zul Hijjah, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar.

Official Eid holidays for the country’s public and private sector are yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Kuwait has said that all its state bodies and ministries will be on a nine-day Eid holiday from Sunday, July 10 until Thursday, July 14.

Read: Kuwait announces Eid Al Adha holidays for public sector

Muslim pilgrims perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage during the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.

Eid Al Adha, which falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al-Hijjah is an annual festival celebrated by Muslims around the world, marked by special Eid prayers.

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