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Dubai Official UAE Holiday Dates for 2015/2016

Dubai Official UAE Holiday Dates for 2015/2016

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Dubai Official UAE Holiday Dates for 2015/2016


Official UAE Holiday Dates for 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.

dubai diary

 

Isra and Mi'raj Holiday
It has been confirmed that Thursday 5th May 2016 will be an official paid holiday for all employees working in the UAE. 

The holiday comes to mark Isra and Mi'raj Day that falls on Wednesday 4th May, but the holiday will be postponed until Thursday. 

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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