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Dubai Official UAE Holiday Dates for 2015/2016


Official UAE Holiday Dates for 2015/2016

Here we take a look at the holiday dates for Dubai including the fixed holidays including the ones that are dependent on moon sightings such as when Ramadan will start and end this year.

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UAE Public Holidays 2015


Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday 1st January New Years Day  
Saturday 3rd January Prophet Muhammad's Birthday  
Saturday 16th May Israa & Miaraj Night Ascension of the Prophet
Thursday 18th June Ramadan  
Friday 17th July Eid Al Fitr Dependent on moon sighting
Saturday 18th July Eid Al Fitr Holiday Dependent on moon sighting
Sunday 19th July Eid Al Fitr Holiday Dependent on moon sighting
Tuesday 22nd September Arafat Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the 2nd day of the Haj
Wednesday 23rd September Eid Al Adha Date varies depending on lunar cycle
Thursday 24th September Eid Al Adha Holiday Date varies depending on lunar cycle
Friday 25th September Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector only
Thursday 15th October Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Monday 30th November Martyrs' Day To commemorate the UAE soldiers that have lost their lives
Wednesday 2nd December UAE National Day  
Thursday 3rd December UAE National Day Holiday Public sector only
Thursday 24th December Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Probable holiday: 2nd time in 2015 due to lunar cycle

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UAE Public Holidays 2016


Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday 1st January New Years Day  
Thursday 5th May Israa & Miaraj Night Ascension of the Prophet
Wednesday 6th July Eid Al Fitr  
Thursday 7th July Eid Al Fitr Probable holiday
Friday 8th July Eid Al Fitr Probable holiday
Saturday 10th September Arafat Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the 2nd day of the Haj
Sunday 11th September Eid Al Adha Date varies depending on lunar cycle
Monday 12th September Eid Al Adha Date varies depending on lunar cycle
Tuesday 13th September Eid Al Adha Date varies depending on lunar cycle
Sunday 2nd October Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Wednesday 30th November  Martyrs' Day To commemorate the UAE soldiers that have lost their lives
Friday 2nd December UAE National Day  
Saturday 3rd December UAE National Day Holiday Public sector only
Monday 12th December Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
 

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You might also find these three articles really useful to find out more about the Holy Month...

The ExpatWoman Ramadan Guide>>

Ramadan Pointers & Tips>>

Ramadan Timings 2015/2016 >>

Prayer times in Dubai & Abu Dhabi >>

 

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