Public Holidays in Dubai
It is worth noting that Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given here are approximations. This also means that Islamic holidays change, with respect to the Gregorian calendar. Every year, Islamic holidays arrive approximately 11 days before the previous year.
The following shows the major Public Holidays in Dubai and Islamic events in the UAE
UAE Public Holidays 2015
Federal ministries, public departments and institutions will be closed on the following holidays:
– January 1, New Year’s Day
– January 3, Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
– May 16, Israa and Miraj Night*
– June 18, Ramadan expected to begin*
– July 17, Eid Al Fitr*
– September 14, Haj season*
– September 22, Arafat Day*
– September 23, Eid Al Adha*
– October 15, Hijri New Year*
– December 2/3, UAE National Day
Please remember Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from date given.
UAE National Day holiday will be two days, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha will be three days, and the others will be one day.
Islamic holidays (exact date is subject to moon-sighting)
In previous years many of the holidays have been shifted so they are combined with the weekends.