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When Is the Next UAE Public Holiday?

These are the upcoming public holidays in the UAE in 2020.

Posted on

28 May 2020

Last updated on 28 May 2020
When Is the Next UAE Public Holiday?

Planning ahead for the next break? Here are the dates to add to your diary.

Earlier this year, all UAE public holidays for both the private and public sector were announced for 2020.

The nation has just wrapped up its Eid Al Fitr 2020 holidays and if you’re eager to know when the next break will take place, prepare your calendar and read on.

One of the upcoming breaks will be dependent on moon sightings and the official date will be confirmed by authorities closer to the time.

Following Eid Al Fitr, the next UAE public holiday is expected to fall on July 30 for Eid Al Adha, of which the actual holiday dates will be announced closer to the end of that month.

Expats can look forward to Islamic New Year this Sunday, August 23, of which the UAE will mark the occasion with a three-day weekend.

Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday will be celebrated on Thursday, October 29 with another long weekend!

In Tuesday, December 1, the country will celebrate Commemoration Day.

This is followed by the UAE’s 49th National Day, which will fall on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3. Working residents and students will be able to enjoy a long five-day weekend!

Full list of upcoming UAE public holidays

  • Eid al Adha: Expected to fall on July 30
  • Islamic New Year: August 23
  • Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) birthday: October 29
  • Commemoration Day: December 1
  • UAE National Day: December 2 - 3


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