The official Eid Al Fitr holiday in the UAE is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. Shawwal 1 — the first day of Eid — is likely to be on Friday, April 21.
The holiday begins on Ramadan 29 — which is on Thursday, April 20. Shawwal 1, 2 and 3 are holidays as well. As per astronomical calculations, these are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 21, 22 and 23).
The long weekend, therefore, is from Thursday, April 20, to Sunday, April 23. Even though astronomical calculations can determine the beginning and end of lunar months, the actual dates will be announced after the crescent Moon is sighted.
Airfares from the UAE to popular destinations have already increased for travel during the holiday.