Public holidays include days of religious and national importance in the UAE.



Date as per Gregorian calendar

Date as per Islamic year

No. of days off

Gregorian New Year's Day

1 January 

Not applicable

1 day

Eid Al Fitr*

Not applicable

From 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal

4 days for public sector

Arafat Day* and Eid Al Adha –
Feast of Sacrifice*

Not applicable

9 -12 Dhu al Hijjah

4 days

Al Hijri - Islamic New Year*

30 July

1 Muharram

1 day

The Prophet's Mohammed birthday

8 October

12 Rabi al Awwal

1 day

Commemoration Day

01 December

Not applicable

1 day

National Day

02-03 December

Not applicable

2 days for public sector


* Note: Islamic holidays are determined according to moon sighting.

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