Eid al-Adha in the UAE: Start date will be Sunday August 11

Moon sighting in Saudi Arabia confirms start of the Dhu Al Hijjah month

Eid al-Adha in the UAE: Start date will be Sunday August 11

The Eid al-Adha break will begin on Sunday August 11, it has been reported. 

An observatory in Saudi Arabia has spotted the Dhu Al Hijjah moon today (Thursday August 1) and Eid falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah. 

The confirmation was first made in Saudi Arabia before the UAE followed suit. 

That means the public holidays will fall on August 11, 12 and 13, with a return to work on August 14. 

For more on the remaining public holidays in 2019, click here

It's a particlarly special time of year for Muslims and commorates the culmination of the pilgrimage to Mecca. 

Here in the UAE there are loads of activities to do over the Eid break as well as hotel deals and fireworks.

It's often a time when people book short breaks away, too. 

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great one. 

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