United Arab Emirates official Holidays

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 New Years Day
Sunday January 12 Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday May 25 Israa & Miaraj Night. Moved to Monday 25 May to bridge the weekend.
Sunday June 29 Beginning of Ramadan
Monday July 28 Eid Al Fitr
Tuesday July 29 Eid Al Fitr
Wednesday July 30 Eid Al Fitr Holiday Public sector only
Friday October 03 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Saturday October 04 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday October 05 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday October 06 Eid Al Adha Public sector only
Saturday October 25 Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Tuesday December 02 UAE National Day
Wednesday December 03 UAE National Day


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