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Public Holidays

Public Holidays

UAE holidays 2019

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.

June 4/5 – Eid Al Fitr

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

August 10 – Arafat Day

Arafat Day is the second day of the haj pilgrimage.

August 11 – Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha is the festival of sacrifice.

September 1 – Al Hijri

Al Hijri is the Islamic New Year.

November 9 – Milad Al Nabi

It’s Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday.

November 30 – 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 48th Birthday.

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

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