Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call, and Guidance, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Sheikh, has issued new directives regarding the timing of Eid al-Adha prayers. The ministry’s branches across all regions in Saudi Arabia have been instructed to hold the Eid al-Adha prayers at mosques and designated prayer sites.
As per the guidelines, the Eid prayers are to be conducted 15 minutes after sunrise. Therefore, on June 28th, 2023, the Eid al-Adha prayer will commence at approximately 5:30 a.m.
Timing of Eid al-Adha in Different Regions of Saudi Arabia
Here is a Region wise breakdown of Eid Prayer Timing in Saudi Arabia
Dammam and Riyadh Region:
According to newspaper 24, 5:19 a.m. is official time in Dammam region. 5:30 a.m. in Riyadh, 5:44 a.m. in Buraydah and 5:51 a.m. in Hail
Eid Prayer Timing in Sakaka and Najran Region
According to the announcement, Eid Timing is 5:51 a.m. in Sakaka region. However, Timing for Eid al Fitr 2022 is 5:52 a.m. in Najran region.
Abha and Jazan Region
This year time in Abha and Jazan is same and it is at 6:02 a.m. However In Al-baha region timing is 6 a.m.
Eid Timing in Madina, Tabuk and Makkah Region
Eid prayers will be offered at 6:04 a.m. in Madinah, 6:04 a.m. in Makkah and 6:08 a.m. in the Tabuk region.
Disclaimer: Please note that these timings are based on the calculation method used by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The actual prayer times may vary slightly depending on the location and the weather conditions.
The minister has exempted certain mosques and places of worship in urban and rural areas where worshippers do not traditionally gather for the Eid prayer. Instead, individuals in these areas are advised to attend their regular prayer sites.
It is important to note that the Dhul-Hijjah month will commence on Monday, 1/12/1444 AH, or June 19th, 2023 AD, as announced by the Saudi Arabia Supreme Court. Arafat Day will be observed on Tuesday, June 27th, followed by Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, June 28th.
The Ministry has also announced the Eid al-Adha holidays for the private and nonprofit sectors. These holidays will begin on Tuesday, the Day of Standing in Arafat on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, or June 27th, and will conclude on Friday, 12 Dhul-Hijjah, or June 30th. The Ministry conveyed this information through a statement posted on its social media account.