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Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2018

United Arab Emirates Upcoming Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Arafat (Haj) Day
Arafat Day

20 August 2018 This National holiday is in 4 days. Second day of the Hajj. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Prophet gave ...

Eid Al Adha
Eid al-Adha

21 August 2018 This National holiday is in 5 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

22 August 2018 This National holiday is in 6 days. Second day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

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 Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Tuesday August 21 Eid Al Adha
Wednesday August 22 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Thursday August 23 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector
Tuesday September 11 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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