Holiday Guide for United Arab Emirates in 2019

United Arab Emirates 2019
United Arab Emirates
2019

United Arab Emirates information

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Coronavirus: Travel status Tourists are allowed to enter the UAE again through Dubai airport. Arriving passengers must have proof of adequate health insurance and a negative Covid-19 PCR test done within the last 96 hours. Passengers without a test will be tested on arrival and quarantined for 14 days if the result is positive. Some passengers require an additional test on arrival even with a test taken prior to departure. See list below for details. United Arab Emirates Travel Guide
Coronavirus: Business status Incoming visitors will be required to fill out the typical visa application, have medical insurance, and download the COVID-19 DXB app prior to arrival. They'll also need to bring a negative coronavirus test, complete a health declaration form, and go through temperature checks at the airport.

Population: 9.86m
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Calling Code: (971)
Time Zone: +4 UTC
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
Language: Arabic

Weather in Abu Dhabi

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Temperature: 22.08°c
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United Arab Emirates List of National Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

United Arab Emirates: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Eid Al Fitr Holiday


Eid Al Fitr Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Public holiday for the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Eid Al Fitr


Eid Al Fitr

United Arab Emirates: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Eid Al Fitr Holiday


Eid Al Fitr Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Second day of the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Eid Al Fitr Holiday


Eid Al Fitr Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Third day of the festival that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Afrah Day


Afrah Day

United Arab Emirates: Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day before Eid al Adha. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Prophet gave his Farewell Sermon.

Eid Al Adha


Eid Al Adha

United Arab Emirates: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Eid Al Adha Holiday


Eid Al Adha Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Second day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

Eid Al Adha Holiday


Eid Al Adha Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Third day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

Hijri New Year Holiday


Hijri New Year Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday


Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

United Arab Emirates: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Commemoration Day


Commemoration Day

United Arab Emirates: Celebrates the honour and loyalty of UAE martyrs, in recognition of the sacrifices they made for their country

National Day


National Day

United Arab Emirates: Commemorates formal nationalisation from the British Protectorate Treaties on 2 December 1971

National Day Holiday


National Day Holiday

United Arab Emirates: Commemorates formal nationalisation from the British Protectorate Treaties on 2 December 1971

Notes

  • A public holiday can be moved to the beginning or to the end of a week if it falls between two working days
  • in UAE, the weekend is Friday and Saturday
  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • Public sector workers now receive the same number of public holidays as the private sector