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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2017

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Arafat (Haj) Day
Arafat (Haj) Day

31 August 2017 This National holiday is in 9 days. Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and day before Eid al Adha. The Prophet gave his Fina...

Eid Al Adha
Eid al-Adha

1 September 2017 This National holiday is in 10 days. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on ...

Eid Al Adha
Eid al-Adha Holiday

2 September 2017 This National holiday is in 11 days. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on ...

United Arab Emirates List of national public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Sunday April 23 Apr 23 Israa & Miaraj Night Moved to Sunday 23 April 2017
Saturday June 24 Jun 24 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Sunday June 25 Jun 25 Eid Al Fitr
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Tuesday June 27 Jun 27 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Thursday August 31 Aug 31 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday September 02 Sep 2 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday September 03 Sep 3 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 22 Sep 22 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Thursday November 30 Nov 30 Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
Thursday November 30 Nov 30 Martyrs' Day
Saturday December 02 Dec 2 UAE National Day
Sunday December 03 Dec 3 UAE National Day Holiday

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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