UAE Public Holidays for 2017

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the public and private sector will vary but these are the dates announced by the Government so far.

grand-mosque-02-12Note that dates of holidays are subject to change, especially Islamic holidays, so I will update this as the year goes on and amend as required.


Occasion Date Day of the week No. of Days
New Year’s Day January 1st Sunday 1
Isra’a Wal Mi’raj* (Ascension of the Prophet) April 23rd Sunday 1
Beginning of Ramadan* May 25th Thursday 0
Eid Al Fitr* June 25th Sunday 2
Arafat (Haj) Day* August 31st Thursday 1
Eid Al Adha* September 1st Friday 2
Hijri New Year’s Day* September 22nd Thursday 1
Commemoration Day November 30th Thursday 1
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday* (PBUH) November 30th Thursday 1
UAE National Day December 2nd Saturday 1
*Islamic holiday dates are dependent on moon sighting and are subject to confirmation and may change


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