The Eid celebrations have come and gone, and while it’s high time for us to return to our daily grind, there’s really nothing wrong with planning for our next long weekend in the UAE.
With Wego 2022 calendar for public holiday, we show you when to plan for longer breaks in the coming year. More long weekends and strategic leaves mean more trips to go on and experiences to discover!
Eid Al Fitr (30 April – 4 May)
For the year 2022, Eid Al Fitr is expected to start on Monday, May 2. Eid holidays will be from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3 – based on the Islamic calendar. These dates will, however, be confirmed closer to the date based on moon-sighting.
Arafat Day and Eid al Adha (8 – 11 July)
On Saturday, 9 July, residents in the UAE are entitled to a four-day holiday as Arafat Day descends followed by a three-day Eid al Adha celebrations. Expect hotels, resorts, and theme parks to dish out special offers and discounts to make the most out of the celebrations.
Hijri New Year (30 July)
The Islamic (Hijri) New Year is all set to be celebrated in the UAE for the year 2022 on 30 July. The Hijri New Year will start from the evening of 29 July and will end on the evening of 30 July. In any case, the Hijri new year will afford residents that much-needed day off in July.
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (8 October)
The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad will be observed as a holiday in the UAE. For the year 2022, the event will be celebrated on sundown on October 7 and will end on sundown on Saturday, October 8.
Commemoration Day and UAE National Day (1- 3 December)
As is customary, Commemoration Day will be celebrated on 1 December 2022, and the UAE National Day will be celebrated on Friday, 2 December and Saturday, 3 December 2022. This inevitably means another long weekend for the people of the UAE.