Public Holidays

UAE holidays 2020

January 1 – New Year’s Day

Every year the UAE joins the global party with fireworks and parties.

April 3 – Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day

It is an Islamic holiday, which marks Prophet Mohammad’s journey to heaven.

May 24 – Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr begins automatically after the last day of Ramadan. It is the festival of breaking the fast.

July 29 – Arafat Day

Arafat Day is the second day of the haj pilgrimage.

July 30 – Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha is the festival of sacrifice.

August 19 – Al Hijri

Al Hijri is the Islamic New Year.

October 28 – Milad Al Nabi

It’s Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday.

December 1 – Martyr’s Day

Its a public holiday to honour Emiratis who have died for their country.

December 2 – UAE National Day

It will be UAEs 49th Birthday.

All of these holidays are subject to change, when the ministry confirms the dates.