Eid Al Adha will most likely fall on Wednesday, 22 August. The occurrence of the holiday is based on astronomical calculations regarding the moon phase. The Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy is predicting that Zhil Hijjah’s crescent will likely be born 11 August at 1:58 pm local time UAE. This is good news for locals, as this timing would create a 5-day weekend! The holiday itself spans 3 days. Kuwait has recently announced an Eid Al Adha 5-day holiday beginning 19 August and ending 23 August.
Eid Al Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah.
Pre-holiday sales abound! Don’t miss the big sales in Dubai which offer up to 75% off on top international brands. This mega sale from 15 August – 19 August offers great prices on clothing, shoes, cosmetics and much more. Check out the Sheikh Maktoum Hall at Dubai World Trade Center (WTC) for these great deals.