Top events in United Arab Emirates

December
02

Commemorates the foundation of the United Arab Emirates and features international sporting events, trade shows, exhibitions and cultural displays...

United Arab Emirates Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2020

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2020
May
22
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
22 May 2020
End date:
26 May 2020
July
31
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
31 July 2020
End date:
2 August 2020
August
23
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
23 August 2020
October
29
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
29 October 2020

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
02
National Day
Start date:
2 December 2020
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