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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2017

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Note Observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is currently in effect. This may affect the length of working hours.

Eid Al Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

25 June 2017 This National holiday is Tomorrow. First day of the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month...

Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Eid al-Fitr Holiday

26 June 2017 This National holiday is in 2 days. Second day of the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic mont...

Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Eid al-Fitr Holiday

27 June 2017 This National holiday is in 3 days. Third day of holidays for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan

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 Holiday if Eid starts on Sunday 25 June
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Tuesday June 27 Jun 27 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Holiday if Eid starts on Monday 26 June
Wednesday June 28 Jun 28 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Possible holiday for public sector only if Eid is 25 June
Thursday June 29 Jun 29 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Possible holiday for public sector only if Eid is 25 June
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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