As the year comes to a close, here are the remaining UAE public holidays for 2017: Commemoration Day on November 30th, Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on November 30th (subject to change depending on moon sighting), and National Day on December 2nd.
At the same time, we can look forward to the holidays in the coming year. In this article, we present the UAE public holidays for 2018, based on the list released by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai. Some of these dates are still subject to moon sighting.
UAE Public Holidays in 2018
Here is a list of the UAE public holidays in the coming year:
- New Year’s Day – Monday, 1st January
- As Isra’a Wal Mi’raj (Ascension Day) – Saturday, 14th April
- Beginning of Ramadan – Thursday, 17th May*
- Eid Al Fitr – Friday, 15th June*
- Arafat (Haj) Day – Tuesday, 21st August*
- Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) – Wednesday, 22nd August*
- Al Hijri (Islamic New Year) – Tuesday, 11th September*
- Commemoration Day – Friday, 30th November
- Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) – Tuesday, 20th November*
- UAE National Day – Sunday, 2nd December
NOTE: Dates with an asterisk (*) are still subject to change, depending on the sighting of the moon.
It’s always good to know these dates, so you can start making vacation plans as early as today! Consider touring around the 7 emirates of the UAE on your next vacation. Better yet, why not travel to another country, such as Georgia or Jordan? Enjoy planning!