Eid Al Adha date revealed by astronomers

The Government typically announces a three-day break during the time

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The most likely dates for this year's Eid Al Adha have been revealed by astronomers.

It is expected to begin on Wednesday August 22nd which could mean a long weekend for the UAE, according to the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences.

The Government typically announces a three-day break for the private sector during the important time.

The centre earlier announced that Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday May 17. Eid Al Fitr would therefore begin on Friday June 15.

Deputy director general Ibrahim Al Jarwan previously said: "The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan is to be 'born' on Tuesday, May 13 around 3.48 pm UAE time, and disappears two minutes before sunset of the same evening."

However, the new moon will be impossible to see after sunset that day and will only be glimpsed for the first time on Wednesday May 16.

Provided that the predictions ring true, that means the first day of Ramadan will be Thursday May 17.

Fasting hours will be 13.25 hours at the beginning of the Holy Month, increasing to 15 hours by the end of the month.

The temperature in June is expected to be approximately 41C with the region affected by hot winds every 10 to 14 days.

If you're looking for more information on Ramadan,Time Out Dubai has produced a handy guide.

We've also pulled together essential Arabic phrases you can use and tips for a healthy fast.

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