Public holidays in the United Arab Emirates

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The United Arab Emirates Government announced official holidays for the public and private sectors for the years 2019; the Cabinet granted equal leaves (14 days) sectors. This decision aims to achieve a balance between the two sectors in the number of official holidays they are entitled to.

2019 Holidays[edit]

Date English Arabic
January 1 New Year's Day Ra's as-Sana al-meladiah رأس السنة الميلادية
Ramadan 29 - 3 Shawal Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan Eid Al-Fitr عيد الفطر
Dhu Hijah 9 Day of Arafah Waqfat Arafah وقفة عرفة
Dhu Hijah 10-12 Day of the Sacrifice Eid Al-Adha عيد الأضحى
Muharram 1 Islamic New Year Ra's as-Sana al-Hijria رأس السنة الهجرية
December 1 Commemoration Day Yawm Al Shaheed يوم الشهيد
December 2 and 3 National Day Yawm al Watani اليوم الوطني
  • For Eid Al-Fitr, Day of Arafah, Eid Al-Adha and Islamic New Year are determined by Moon Sighting.

See also[edit]

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