Public holidays in the United Arab Emirates
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This article needs to be updated. In particular: why 2014 only?.(October 2017)
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
|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 and Eid ul-Adha, the holidays usually range from a minimum of 3 days and can go up to 9 days depending on the institution and whether the individual is working in the public sector.
- Islamic calendar - for further expansion on the months and days identified above