When is the next public holiday in the UAE? Here’s the complete list

When is the next public holiday in the UAE? Here’s the complete list

Dubai - The UAE Cabinet approved public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 2 Apr 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 10:20 AM

The UAE government in March announced that private sector employees will get more holidays in the country, in line with the number of days enjoyed by the public sector employees. (Detailed report: UAE private sector to get more holidays)
According to the announcement, the UAE Cabinet approved public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and granted the private sector equal official holidays - a total of 14 official public holidays.

The decision aims at enhancing the balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy in its various fields.

The decision will contribute to streamlining work in both the public and private sectors, and enhance the attractiveness of the private sector for Emiratis.

The decision will also make it easier for citizens and residents to plan their vacations in advance and to strengthen social ties between all segments of the society.

Here's the complete list of public, private sector holidays after March 5th's announcement:

Official holidays, and national and religious occasionsDate (Islamic calendar)Date (Gregorian calendar)Holiday duration
New Year24 Rabi Al-Aakhir 1440Tuesday 1 January 20191
Israa Wal Miraj27 Rajab 1440Wednesday 3 April 20190
Half of Shaban month15 Sha'ban 1440Saturday 20 April 20190
Beginning of Ramadan1 Ramadan 1440Monday 6 May 20190
Bader Al-Kubra17 Ramadan 1440Wednesday 22 May 20190
Fateh Macca20 Ramadan 1440Saturday 25 May 20190
Lailat Al Qader27 Ramadan 1440Saturday 1 June 20190
29 and 30 Ramadan29 Ramadan 1440Monday 3 June 20191
Eid Al Fitr29 Ramadan-3 Shawwal 1440Wednesday 5 June 20194
Arafat (Haj) day9 Zul Hijjah 1440Saturday 10 August 20191
Eid Al Adha10-12 Thul-Hijjah 1440Sunday 11 August 20193
Hijri New Year1 Muharram 1441Saturday 31 August 20191
Ashura Day10 Muharram 1441Monday 9 September 20190
Flag Day6 Rabi Al-Awwal 1441Sunday 3 November 20190
Prophet's Birthday12 Rabi Al-Awwal 1441Saturday 9 November, 20190
Commemoration Day3 Rabi Al-Aakhir 1441Sunday, 1 December  20191
National Day 48 5-6 Rabi Al-Aakhir 14412 Monday to 3 December, 20192


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