Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2014

United Arab Emirates List of national public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Sunday January 12 Jan 12 Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday May 25 May 25 Israa & Miaraj Night. Moved to Monday 25 May to bridge the weekend.
Sunday June 29 Jun 29 Beginning of Ramadan
Sunday July 27 Jul 27 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Monday July 28 Jul 28 Eid Al Fitr
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Wednesday July 30 Jul 30 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Thursday July 31 Jul 31 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Friday October 03 Oct 3 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Saturday October 04 Oct 4 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday October 05 Oct 5 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector only
Saturday October 25 Oct 25 Hijri New Year Islamic New Year
Tuesday December 02 Dec 2 UAE National Day
Wednesday December 03 Dec 3 UAE National Day Holiday Public Sector only
Thursday December 04 Dec 4 UAE National Day Holiday Public sector only


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • in UAE, the weekend is Friday and Saturday
  • A public holiday can be moved to the beginning or to the end of a week if it falls between two working days
  • Public sector workers receive more public holidays than the private sector

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