According to the Islamic calendar, Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zbilhaj. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the board of directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, said this. On Monday (May 23), media in Dubai reported that Arafat’s day, the day before Eid al-Adha, is also a holiday according to the UAE’s official calendar. As such, this year the Emirati people can enjoy four consecutive Eid holidays from the 9th to the 12th of the month of Zbilhaj.
In the English calendar, Eid holidays can be from July 8 (Friday) to July 12 (Monday). In other words, the three-day holiday of Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha is not adding any weekly holiday to government and non-government employees in the UAE.