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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2017

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
Maulud Nabi

30 November 2017 This National holiday is in 38 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Martyrs' Day
Martyrs' Day

30 November 2017 This National holiday is in 38 days. Celebrate the honour and loyalty of its martyrs, in recognition of the sacrifices they ...

UAE National Day
UAE National Day

2 December 2017 This National holiday is in 40 days. Commemorates formal nationalisation from the British Protectorate Treaties on 2 Decembe...

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

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Sunday April 23 Israa & Miaraj Night Moved to Sunday 23 April 2017
Saturday June 24 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Sunday June 25 Eid Al Fitr
Monday June 26 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Tuesday June 27 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Thursday August 31 Arafat (Haj) Day
Friday September 01 Eid Al Adha
Saturday September 02 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Sunday September 03 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector only
Thursday September 21 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Thursday November 30 Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
Thursday November 30 Martyrs' Day
Saturday December 02 UAE National Day
Sunday December 03 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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