UAE Residents Anticipate 9-Day Festive Break For Eid After Ramadan

UAE residents gear up for nine-day festive extravaganza.

by Deeplata Garde
UAE Residents Anticipate 9-Day Festive Break For Eid After Ramadan

As Ramadan kicks off on March 11, UAE residents eagerly anticipate the possibility of a lavish nine-day Eid Al Fitr holiday awaiting them at the end of the holy month. With the sighting of the crescent moon signalling the commencement of Ramadan, preparations for the upcoming festivities are already underway across the nation.

Cracking The Calendar Code To Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

Ramadan In UAE 2023
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In the Islamic calendar, months are determined by moon sightings, alternating between 29 and 30 days. As Ramadan commences on March 11, Eid Al Fitr is slated to commence on the first day of Shawwal, either on April 9 or April 10, depending on the duration of Ramadan.

Official UAE Dates For Holiday
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The UAE government has released the official public holiday dates for 2024, as per a Cabinet ruling. Alongside Eid Al Fitr, the remaining holidays include Arafat Day, Eid Al Adha, Islamic New Year, the Prophet’s Birthday, and the United Arab Emirates National Day, ensuring ample opportunities for revelry and relaxation throughout the year.

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Two Scenarios Unveiled For The Festive SeasonEid Al Fitr

With the Eid Al Fitr holiday spanning from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, UAE residents are presented with two enticing scenarios:

A 30-Day Ramadan Delight: In the event of a 30-day Ramadan, the Eid break will kick off on Monday, April 8 (Ramadan 29), extending until Friday, April 12 (Shawwal 3). With the inclusion of the customary Saturday-Sunday weekends on April 6-7 and April 13-14, UAE residents are poised to revel in a luxurious nine-day extravaganza.

A 29-Day Ramadan Rendezvous: Alternatively, if the crescent moon is sighted after 29 days, the Eid Al Fitr holiday will commence on Monday, April 8 (Ramadan 29), concluding on Thursday, April 11 (Shawwal 3). Factoring in the weekend of April 6-7, UAE residents can relish six consecutive days of bliss. For those seeking to extend their holiday bliss, strategically utilizing one day of annual leave on Friday, April 12, promises a blissful nine-day hiatus.

As UAE residents eagerly anticipate the forthcoming festivities, the prospect of a nine-day Eid Al Fitr holiday serves as a beacon of joy and jubilation in the heart of the desert oasis. With the promise of leisurely days and festive nights, the countdown to celebration has officially begun.

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