UAE citizens are getting ready to go back to work as the lengthy Eid Al Fitr weekend comes to an end. Many people in the nation took advantage of the longest holiday this year after the government of the nation announced a five-day break for the private sector from April 30 to May 4 and a nine-day break for the public sector that ends on May 9.
The Islamic calendar also referred to as the Hijri calendar, is a lunar calendar with 12 months that runs from Muharram to Zul-Hijjah. The moon is first seen at the beginning of every month.
This means that preparations for the upcoming long weekend have already begun for some people who will be fighting post-holiday blues when they return to their jobs on Thursday.
The calendar, which has been followed for more than 1,440 years, is used to determine the dates of significant Islamic occasions like the start of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, and the Haj.
The UAE will then observe public holidays on July 30 in honor of the Islamic New Year and on October 8 in honor of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). There won’t be any long weekends because both dates fall on Saturdays.
The UAE government recently released a list of public holidays, and it appears that residents can anticipate at least two more long weekends in 2022. These will occur on the occasions of Eid Al Adha, the UAE National Day, and Commemoration Day.
The UAE National Day on December 2 and Commemoration Day on November 30 will be the occasions for the subsequent and final official long break. The dates for these official days off are listed as being from Thursday, December 1, through Sunday, December 4.
What can you do on these long weekends during UAE National day holiday?
1. Enjoy Desert Safari
- One of those activities offering a variety of approaches is the safari in the Dubai desert. Either ride a camel and allow yourself to drift off into thought, or take the wheel of a 44 SUV and accelerate through the desert.
- You can choose to spend the night in the desert under the stars while taking advantage of Bedouin hospitality and food.
2. Enjoy Skiing
- The novelty of skiing in the hostile desert of Dubai just won’t go away. One of Dubai’s best indoor resorts, Ski Dubai spans a total area of 22,500 square meters.
- Visitors are welcome to learn the fundamentals of skiing through a variety of difficult slopes at the expansive resort, which is completely covered in snow.
- In the resort, you can see penguins and other animals that live in the winter.
3. Play or watch Polo
- Polo is regarded as the sport of kings because it includes, among other things, riding the renowned Arabian thoroughbred.
- Only by becoming familiar with the sport’s foundations can one gain entry into Dubai’s elite equestrian community.
4. Dubai Mall for shopping
- The Dubai Mall, one of the top shopping centers in the world, is a part of the Burj Khalifa complex. There are approximately 1,200 stores in the mall, many of which sell clothing, shoes, and home goods from well-known international brands.
- There are many restaurants, hotels, and theatres in Dubai Mall.
5. Yas Waterworld
- Yas Waterworld is well-known for its more than 40 rides, ramps, and attractions, including the infamous “Bandit Bomber,” a suspended rollercoaster that lets you tour lost caves while dodging the water cannons below.