These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year, as well as notable dates, so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days of holiday for both the public and private sector should be the same and these are the dates announced by the UAE Government.
As usual, dates of Islamic holidays will be subject to slight variation, dependent on moon sighting, and others may also change.
With this in mind, this article will be updated throughout the year as any changes are announced.
||Day of the week
||No. of Days
|New Year’s Day
|Beginning of Ramadan*
|Eid Al Fitr*
|Arafat (Haj) Day*
|Eid Al Adha*
|Hijri New Year’s Day*
|UAE National Day
||December 2nd & 3rd
||Wednesday & Thursday
|*Islamic holiday dates are dependent on moon sighting and are subject to confirmation and may change
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Source: UAE Government Communications Office