UAE Public Holidays

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There are two types of public holidays in the UAE 2021.

  • Fixed holidays (such as the National Day or the New Year day)
  • Islamic holidays, which are subject to moon sighting, and their dates vary each year.

UAE Public Holidays 2021

United Arab Emirates/Public holidays (2021)
New Year’s DayFri, 1 Jan 2021
Prophet’s AscensionLikely 10 – 11 Mar 2021*
Eid al-Fitr EveLikely Wed, 12 May 2021
Eid al-FitrLikely 12 – 15 May 2021*
Day of ArafatLikely 18 – 19 Jul 2021*
Eid al-AdhaLikely 19 – 22 Jul 2021*
Islamic New YearLikely 9 – 10 Aug 2021*
Prophet’s BirthdayLikely 18 – 19 Oct 2021*
Commemoration DayTue, 30 Nov 2021
National DayThu, 2 Dec 2021

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UAE Public Holidays 2020

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year’s Day
24 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
26 MayTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
30 JulThuArafat Day
31 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday
2 AugSunEid al-Adha Holiday
23 AugSunIslamic New Year
29 OctThuProphet Muhammad’s Birthday
1 DecTueCommemoration Day
2 DecWedNational Day
3 DecThuNational Day Holiday

*Note: Islamic holidays determined on moon sighting.

Source: government.ae

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