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 off work for both the public and private sector will vary but these are the dates announced by the Government so far.
A number of the days fall on a Saturday this year, a day off for many, so we will have to wait and see if these are moved to the Sunday.
|Occasion||Date||Day of the week||No. of Days|
|New Year’s Day||January 1st||Tuesday||1|
|Isra’a Wal Mi’raj* (Ascension of the Prophet)||April 3rd||Wednesday||1|
|Beginning of Ramadan*||May 5th||Sunday||0|
|Eid Al Fitr*||June 4th||Tuesday||2|
|Arafat (Haj) Day*||August 10th||Saturday||1|
|Eid Al Adha*||August 11th||Sunday||2|
|Hijri New Year’s Day*||August 31st||Saturday||1|
|Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday* (PBUH)||November 9th||Saturday||1|
|Commemoration Day||November 30th||Saturday||1|
|UAE National Day||December 2nd||Monday||1|
|*Islamic holiday dates are dependent on moon sighting and are subject to confirmation and may change|
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