2017 Public Holidays in UAE

In case you’re wondering about planning your long weekends and vacations next year, here’s a list of holidays in the UAE 2017 to guide you. Next year is all about long weekends since if not all, most of the holidays fall on a weekend. 2017 will surely be the best time for vacation.

So, to the residents of UAE, you may want to start planning your long vacation as early as now but please be informed that the holidays is still subject for a change as some of the dates would still depend on the sighting of the moon. We will keep you posted with updates of the changes. Refer to the dates below when planning for your holiday breaks this 2017.

List of Holidays in UAE 2017

  • Sunday, 1 January – New Year’s Day. A 3-day weekend in UAE.
  • Monday, 24 April – Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day.
  • Thursday, 25 May – Ramadan expected to begin. *
  • Sunday, 25 June – Eid Al Fitr *
  • Thursday, 31 August – Arafat (Haj) Day *
  • Friday, 1 September – Eid Al Adha – Feast of Sacrifice *
  • Thursday, 21 September – Al Hijri – Islamic New Year *
  • Thursday, 30 November – Commemoration Day
  • Thursday, 30 November – Milad Un Nabi – Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)*
  • Saturday, 2 December – UAE National Day

*Take note that the Islamic Holidays are still subject for a change as these holidays would depend on the sighting of the moon.


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