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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2018

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
Maulud Nabi

19 November 2018 This National holiday is in 34 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Martyrs' Day
Martyrs' Day

30 November 2018 This National holiday is in 45 days. Celebrates the honour and loyalty of those who have sacrificed their lives for the UAE

UAE National Day
UAE National Day

2 December 2018 This National holiday is in 47 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 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Saturday April 14 Israa & Miaraj Night
Thursday June 14 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector
Friday June 15 Eid Al Fitr Date subject to moon sighting
Saturday June 16 Eid Al Fitr Holiday
Sunday June 17 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector
Sunday August 19 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector
Monday August 20 Arafat (Haj) Day
Tuesday August 21 Eid Al Adha
Wednesday August 22 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Thursday August 23 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector
Thursday September 13 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Monday November 19 Prophet Mohammed's Birthday Date subject to moon sighting
Friday November 30 Martyrs' Day
Sunday December 02 UAE National Day
Monday 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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