The first day of Eid Al Adha is expected be on Tuesday, October 15, in most Islamic countries, according to a statement on Sunday from the Islamic Crescents' Observation Project (Icop).
The statement says, "The sighting of the crescent should be possible in most regions of the world with naked eyes on Sunday October 6, 2013, therefore, it is predictable that day will be the 1st of Dhu Al Hijjah 1434 AH, and therefore the 10th Dhul Al Hijjah 1434 AH, or Tuesday 15th October 2013, is expected to be the first day of Eid Al Adha".
Eid Al Adha holidays: 3 days for private sector?
The UAE private sector staff can look forward to a three-day paid leave.
Eid Al Adha holidays in October are to begin, according to Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (Iacad), on Monday, October 14 - the Waqfat Arafat day.
They will, thus, be off from October 14, Monday until Wednesday, the 16th.
Private sector employees will return to work on Thursday, the 17th.
The government and federal institutions in the UAE are likely to enjoy a six-day holiday for Eid Al Adha in October.
Eid holidays will begin from October 14, Monday until Saturday the 19th, according to a calendar prepared by Iacad.
The holiday includes the day of Waqfat Arafat - the day before Eid Al Adha which will fall on (Monday) - followed by three days of Eid and a Friday-Saturday weekend.
Thus, government and federal institution staff can look forward to a six-day holiday in October. They will return to work on October 20.