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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2016

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
Maulud Nabi

11 December 2016 This National holiday is in 5 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 26 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Israa & Miaraj Night
Israa & Miaraj Night

24 April 2017 This National holiday is in 139 days. Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into...

United Arab Emirates List of national public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Israa & Miaraj Night
Sunday July 03 Jul 3 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Monday July 04 Jul 4 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Eid Al Fitr The end of Ramadan
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Sunday September 11 Sep 11 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Eid Al Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday September 14 Sep 14 Eid al-Adha Holiday Public sector only
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Eid al-Adha Holiday Public sector only
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Thursday December 01 Dec 1 Martyrs' Day Moved to December 1 in 2016
Friday December 02 Dec 2 UAE National Day
Saturday December 03 Dec 3 UAE National Day Holiday Public sector
Sunday December 11 Dec 11 Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

Key

National Holiday Government/Public Sector

Notes

  • 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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