If visiting the United Arab Emirates or UAE, it's worth considering the dates of the
Emirati public holidays.
Remember that throughout Ramadam Muslims are fasting
and so normal business hours may be interrupted. The majority of tourist hotels are not affected however.
The list below shows the main public, bank & national holidays in Unuted Arab Emirates.
Emirati Public Holidays & Bank Holidays
Sunday 1 January - New Years Day
Saturday 4 February - Le Mouled - The Prophets Birthday
Sunday 17 June - Leilat al-Meiraj - The Prophet's Ascension
Sunday 19 August - Ramadan Holiday - Eid El-Fitr
Friday 26 October - Feast of Sacrifice - El-Idha Holiday
Thursday 15 November - Ras el am el Hejri - Islamic New Year
Sunday 2 December - National Day
Dubai at night
Tuesday 1 January - New Years Day
Thursday 24 January - Le Mouled - The Prophets Birthday
Wednesday 5 June - Leilat al-Meiraj - The Prophet's Ascension
Thursday 8 August - Ramadan Holiday - Eid El-Fitr
Tuesday 15 October - Feast of Sacrifice - El-Idha Holiday
Monday 4 November - Ras el am el Hejri - Islamic New Year
Monday 2 December - National Day
To view national public holidays for other countries & locations in the world, try our Worldwide Public Holidays section