Likely start date for Eid al-Fitr in Abu Dhabi announced

The International Astronomical Centre has predicted the start of the national holiday

Likely start date for Eid al-Fitr in Abu Dhabi announced

The likely start date for Eid al-Fitr has been announced by the International Astronomical Center (IAC).

A statement from the IAC predicted that the possible start date for Eid al-Fitr will be June 4.

This means that Eid will be declared after 30 days of fasting in the UAE, as Ramadan started on May 6.

Earlier this year the government announced a four-day holiday for Eid Al-Fitr.

If Eid is declared on June 4 some workers could enjoy a five-day holiday, if they don’t work on Friday or Saturday.

According to an announcement by the government earlier this year, the holiday will apply for both the public and private sector.

In addition, the government suggests the dates for Eid Al-Adha holidays will fall between August 9 and 12.

You can check out the full list of public holidays expected in the UAE this year here.

If you're looking to go overseas for the upcoming holidays, here are a list of destinations close to the capital and further away where you could enjoy a short trip.

Yas Marina will also be hosting three days of fireworks displays to celebrate Eid next month.

Please note the final dates for Eid will be confirmed by the UAE government towards the end of Ramadan, keep watching timeoutabudhabi.com for updates.

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