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2018 UAE Public Holidays in Abu Dhabi

The 2018 public holidays have finally been announced for UAE!

2018 UAE Public Holidays in Abu Dhabi

A new year has arrived and with everyone getting back into their normal routines, we’re sure some have started wondering when your next day off is going to be.

Luckily, all the UAE public holidays for 2018 have been announced by the United Arab Emirates Government, and if everything goes according to plan, we should have a glorious 11 days off throughout the year to sit and relax by the beach, go on an adventure or celebrate with your loved ones.

As usual, the public sector can expect a couple more days than those in the private sector but we’re not complaining at all!

Here are all the public holidays in Abu Dhabi for 2018:

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 13 April – Leilat al-Mairaj (The Prophet’s Ascension)
  • 14 / 15 June – Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • 20 August – Arafat (Haj) Day
  • 21 / 22 August - Eid al Adha
  • 11 September – Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
  • 19 November – Mouloud (The Prophet’s Birthday)
  • 30 November – Commemoration Day
  • 2 / 3 December – National Day
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Ramadan is expected to begin on 16 May this year and continue until 14 or 15 June.

Islamic public holidays are determined by the Hijri calendar and is subject to change in accordance with the moon sightings. Keep this in mind while making your holiday plans – the dates might change slightly at the last minute.
The official holidays are usually announced about a week before the actual holiday.