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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2016

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Israa & Miaraj Night
Israa & Miaraj Night

5 May 2016 This National holiday is in 3 days. Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into...

Eid Al Fitr
Eid ul-Fitr

6 July 2016 This National holiday is in 65 days. The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday

7 July 2016 This National holiday is in 66 days. Second day of the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic mont...

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
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Eid Al Fitr The end of Ramadan
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Saturday September 10 Sep 10 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Sunday September 11 Sep 11 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Eid Al Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Eid al-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Wednesday November 30 Nov 30 Martyrs' Day
Friday December 02 Dec 2 UAE National Day
Saturday December 03 Dec 3 UAE National Day Holiday
Sunday December 11 Dec 11 Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

Key

National Holiday

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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