2014: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates National public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2014

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


National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday
Government/Public Sector

Other Years


  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • in UAE, the weekend is Friday and Saturday
  • Public sector workers receive more public holidays than the private sector


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