Celebrate Eid Al-Adha 2022 in the United Arab Emirates


The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad has termed the festival Eid Al-Adha a tradition that has been passed on from Abraham. One of the most important festivals in the lives of Muslims all over the world, Eid Al-Adha 2022 will be celebrated on the 9th of July. The occasion will span over a period of four days where all those celebrating will offer their prayers in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim. Eid ul-Adha is known as Bakraid in India.

However, what is the story behind this paramount festival of the ‘Grand Eid’? Let’s have a look at the history of its origination, the dates and places of Eid Al-Adha 2022 or Bakra Eid 2022 celebrations in the United Arab Emirates. 

Significance of Eid Al-Adha or Bakra Eid

Significance of Eid Al-Adha or Bakra Eid

The festival of Eid Al-Adha dates back to the historic event when Prophet Ibrahim had a lucid dream-vision. In the story mentioned in Chapter 37 of the Holy Qur’an, Ibrahim envisioned in the dream that the God Almighty asked him to make a sacrifice of his son, Ismail as an act of submission and obedience. Completely devoted to God, Ibrahim took Ismail to the top of Mount Arafah and geared up to sacrifice him. But, as he was about to make the ultimate sacrifice, he was stopped by the archangel Jibril as he carried along with him a ram in tow. 

Jibril announced that Ibrahim’s faith was vindicated and that the ram is to be sacrificed instead of Ismail as a ransom. Eid Al-Adha is commemorated by Muslims across the world reflecting on Ibrahim’s submission, devotion and obedience. The day has been honoured as the Day of Sacrifice since then. The same story has also been mentioned in the Bible and is familiar to Christians and Jews as well. 

The Day of Sacrifice marks the conclusion of the Pilgrimage or Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Men and women who are financially and physically stable are obligated to take upon this pilgrimage once in their lifetime. It is one of the most important festivals/occasions for Muslims. Anybody who celebrates this festival honours at Islamic centres and major mosques globally. 

Eid Al-Adha in the UAE

Eid Al-Adha in the UAE

After sacrificing a cow, ram or lamb in the honour of Prophet Ibrahim, families all over the world enjoy a large feast. The families are entitled to one-third of this feast, with friends and relatives being entitled to another one-third. The remaining one-third of the feast has to be strictly reserved for the less fortunate and needy. 

Muslims pledge their allegiance and willingness to the Creator’s will by taking part in this feast of sacrifice. The purpose of this act is not only to sacrifice an animal in honour of Ibrahim but to also indulge and commit oneself to the act of charity. It is mandatory in the UAE to donate huge sums of money, food and clothes to the homeless and poor during this festival of Eid Al-Adha. 

Emirati Muslims also take this festive season as an opportunity to dress up and celebrate with their friends and family. Presents are exchanged among families while also praying for the world’s betterment. 

Eid Al-Adha 2022 or Bakra Eid 2022 will be celebrated with pomp and show at Yas Marina. There will be a spectacular display of fireworks starting from 9 pm at the Yas Bay waterfront.

Eid Al-Adha 2022 Date

Eid Al-Adha 2022 Date

For the 2022 calendar year, Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated on 9th July. The Eid Al-Adha 2022 date is subject to change depending on the sighting of the Dhul Hijjah moon, 1442. 

Eid Al-Adha 2022 – Holidays in the UAE 

The festival of Eid Al-Adha will stretch for four days starting from the evening of 9 July till 13 July 2022. Residents of the UAE are in for a delight with a stretch of long holiday waiting for them. Bakra Eid 2022 will be followed by Arafat Day which is also a public holiday in the UAE. Residents can expect a long holiday from 9 to 12 July 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is Eid Al Adha 2022?

Eid Al Adha 2022 is going to last for four days beginning from the evening of 9 July and lasting till 13 July.

Will Eid Al Adha 2022 last for 4 days?

Yes, the bakra Eid 2022 will last for 4 days.

What is the Eid Al Adha celebration?

The Eid Al Adha is also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice” which signifies Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son on the orders of Allah.

What time is Eid Al Adha 2022?

Eid Al Adha 2022 will be celebrated at the sundown of July 9th, Saturday, and ending at Sundown on Sunday, July 10th.

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