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Remaining UAE Public Holidays for 2020: When is the Next Day Off?

Mark your calendars! These are the remaining public holiday dates in the UAE for 2020

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14 October 2020

Last updated on 16 November 2020
Remaining UAE Public Holidays for 2020: When is the Next Day Off?

UAE residents and citizens will enjoy another long weekend for Commemoration Day and UAE National Day.

Looking forward to the next long weekend? You're not alone. We’d all love a little extra holiday time, especially with this whirlwind of a year.

Get your diary ready because here is your guide to the remaining public holidays in the UAE for 2020.

Residents have just enjoyed another public holiday with the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) or Eid Al Mawlid Al Nabawi. The annual event was celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal, which fell on Thursday, October 29 on the Gregorian calendar.

Following Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday, UAE residents will enjoy two more public holidays in the month of December for UAE Commemoration Day and UAE National Day, which usually take place close together.

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Commemoration Day, which is also known as Martyr's Day, is a one-day holiday which honours Emiratis who have died fighting for and defending the UAE.

Commemoration Day 2020 will take place on Tuesday, December 1.

The final public holiday in the UAE is National Day which will take place on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3.

As Commemoration Day and UAE National Day happens close together, we can expect a five-day long weekend!

After these holidays, the UAE will have the first public holiday of 2021 on Friday January 1, for New Year's Day.

List of approved UAE Public Holidays for 2020