Public holidays in the United Arab Emirates

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The following table indicates declared United Arab Emirates government national holidays for the year 2014 only—cultural variants also provide opportunity for holidays tied to local events. In total there are 6 public holidays.

2014 public holidays[edit]

Date English Arabic
January 1 New Year's Day Ra's as-Sana al-meladiah رأس السنة الميلادية
May 27 The Night Journey Al-Isra'a wal-Mi'raj الإسراء والمعراج
July 28 End of Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr عيد الفطر
October 4 Day of the Sacrifice Eid ul-Adha عيد الأضحى
October 25 Islamic New Year Ra's as-Sana al-Hijria رأس السنة الهجرية
December 2 National Day Yawm al watani اليوم الوطني


  • For Eid ul-Fitr & Eid ul-Adha the holidays usually range from minimum of 3 days & can go up to 9 days depending on the institution & whether the individual is working in the public sector.

See also[edit]

  • Islamic calendar - for further expansion on the months and days identified above

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