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.
With this in mind, this article will be updated throughout the year as any changes are announced.
|Occasion||Date||Day of the week||No. of Days|
|New Year’s Day||January 1st||Wednesday||1|
|Beginning of Ramadan*||April 24th||Friday||0|
|Eid Al Fitr*||May 23rd||Saturday||4|
|Arafat (Haj) Day*||July 29th||Wednesday||1|
|Eid Al Adha*||July 30th||Thursday||3|
|Hijri New Year’s Day*||August 23rd||Sunday||1|
|Prophet’s Birthday||October 29th||Thursday||1|
|Commemoration Day||December 1st||Tuesday||1|
|UAE National Day||December 2nd & 3rd||Wednesday & Thursday||2|
|*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