The Complete Holiday Date List for Eid Al Fitr 2022

UAE announces week-long Eid Al Fitr 2022

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With Eid Al Fitr approaching, your holiday planning must have picked-up the pace. Adding to the fervor of the celebration, the government of UAE has recently announced Eid Al Fitr holiday dates 2022 for public as well as the private sector. 

The Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation, UAE, has announced the dates on April 21 for all private-sector workforce. Go through the article below to know more about the Holiday dates for Eid Al Fitr 2022.

Eid Al Fitr Holiday Dates 2022 for Private Sector

As per the Islamic calendar, private employees will enjoy public work-offs from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 03. This means the Eid Al Fitr holidays will start on Saturday, April 30, 2022, for the individuals with the usual weekends off. 

However, since the dates depend on moon sightings, the exact holiday list will be announced by UAE’s moon-sighting committee soon. Eid Al Fitr dates are expected to fall on May 02 Tuesday so the holidays can continue until May 03 or May 04, 2022. 

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Eid-Al-Fitr Holiday Dates 2022 For Public Sector Employees  

Along with the private sector holidays, public sector holidays have also been announced by the UAE government. The Federal Government employees are going to have their holidays starting from Saturday, April 30, 2022, to Friday, May 06. The offices will reopen on Monday, May 09, 2022. 

With long offs, you can plan family outings or go exploring in and around the beautiful emirates. 

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5 Places to Visit During Eid-Al-Fitr Holidays in the UAE

Eid holidays give you ample opportunities to hang around and explore the city. There are a lot of things you can do with your family during the Eid Al Fitr holidays. Here is a list of activities and adventures you can do during the Eid holidays in the UAE. 

Visit the Museum 

UAE is home to a number of marvelous museums that you can explore with your family during the festive season of Eid Al Fitr. The most sought after place currently is the Museum of the Future. The place is fun for children providing them opportunities to imagine, design and build. It allows kids to explore play and learn through various fun activities and encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity. If you are planning this vacation with your family, it is a must to visit. 

Enjoy Sunshine at the Beach in Dubai

There are numerous beaches in Dubai where you can enjoy a good time with your family. Additionally, Dubai beaches provide cycling tracks with bike renting facility to add to the fun. Building sandcastles and indulging in water sports activities can be a great way to spend time with your loved ones during the Eid vacation. Also, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the city without breaking your savings. 

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Visit Turtle Rehabilitation 

The best way to teach your kids about marine life and the ecosystem is by visiting the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Center at Jumeira Al Naseem during the Eid Al Fitr Holidays 2022. The centre is open on all days of the week. You can enjoy the feeding sessions with your kids every Wednesday. 

Visit the Historic District of Al Fahidi

If you are fond of history and like visiting forts and castles, the historic district of Al Fahidi is a suitable place to enjoy time with your family during the Eid-Al-Fitr holidays. The photogenic spot houses the oldest building in Dubai - Al Fahidi Fort (The Dubai Museum) and the Sheikh Mohammad Center for Cultural Understanding. The place was once known as Al Bastakiya, brimming with stupendous artwork, hidden nooks and delicious cuisines at the cafes around. It is certainly one of the best ways to spend the vacation with your loved ones. 

Dubai Fountain

It is a must-watch when visiting Dubai during the Eid al Fitr holidays this year. You can watch the sky changing colours with the fountains and the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa standing by its side witnessing the mesmerizing color play. It’s a sight to behold indeed. The show runs every 30 min from 6 pm to 11 pm and trust us, your kids won’t want to miss out on this one. 

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List of Other National Holidays in UAE in 2022 

Here is the list of public holidays in the UAE

Date

Day

Event

1 January 2022 

Saturday

New Year’s Day

30 April – 4 May 2022 

Saturday to Wednesday

Eid al-Fitr holiday

2 May 2022, 

Monday

Eid al-Fitr

8 July 2022, 

Friday

Arafat (Hajj) Day

9 July 2022,

Saturday

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

10–11 July 2022

Sunday through Monday

Eid al-Adha holiday

30 July 2022

Saturday

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

1 December 2022

Tuesday

Commemoration Day

2 December 2022

Friday

National Day

3 December 2022 

Saturday

National Day holiday

 

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