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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2015

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Arafat (Haj) Day
Arafat (Haj) Day

22 September 2015 This National holiday is in 55 days. Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day before Eid al Adha. Named after the geogr...

Eid Al Adha
Eid al-Adha

23 September 2015 This National holiday is in 56 days. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on ...

Eid Al Adha Holiday
Eid al-Adha Holiday

24 September 2015 This National holiday is in 57 days. Second day of the Feast of Sacrifice, the most important feast of the Muslim calendar

United Arab Emirates National public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Saturday January 03 Jan 3 Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Saturday May 16 May 16 Israa & Miaraj Night Ascension of the Prophet
Thursday June 18 Jun 18 Ramadan Expected Start of Ramadan
Thursday July 16 Jul 16 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Friday July 17 Jul 17 Eid Al Fitr
Saturday July 18 Jul 18 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Sunday July 19 Jul 19 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Monday July 20 Jul 20 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Tuesday September 22 Sep 22 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Wednesday September 23 Sep 23 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday September 24 Sep 24 Eid Al Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 25 Sep 25 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector only
Thursday October 15 Oct 15 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Wednesday December 02 Dec 2 UAE National Day
Thursday December 03 Dec 3 UAE National Day Holiday Public sector only
Thursday December 24 Dec 24 Birthday of Prophet Muhammad Probable Holiday. Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles

Key

National Holiday
Not a Public 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
  • Public sector workers receive more public holidays than the private sector

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