Public Holidays

Public holidays in UAE 2015

Date Day No. of Days Holiday
1 January Thursday 1 New Year's Day
2 January Friday 1 Milad Un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
16 May Saturday 1 Lailat Al Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
18 July Saturday 2 Eid Al Fitr
23 September Wednesday 3 Eid Al Adha
13 October Tuesday 1 Al Hijra (Islamic New Year)
2 December Wednesday 1 UAE National Day
3 December Thursday 1 Martyr's Day
24 December Thursday 1 Milad Un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)

Public holidays in UAE 2016

Date Day No. of Days Holiday
1 January Friday 1 New Year's Day
5 May Thursday 1 Lailat Al Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
7 July Thursday 2 Eid Al Fitr
11 September Sunday 3 Eid Al Adha
2 October Sunday 1 Al Hijra (Islamic New Year)
30 November Wednesday 1 Martyr's Day
2 December Friday 1 UAE National Day
12 December Monday 1 Milad Un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)

**Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon, and the dates given above are approximations. Therefore, the dates of the holidays are subject to change, and we cannot guarantee their complete accuracy. Also, the number of days of holiday is based on expected days off for the private sector.

Notes
  • Islamic Holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightseeing 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.