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Official public holidays in UAE for 2023 announced

The UAE Government confirmed on Sunday (November 27) the official dates for public holidays in the country in 2023.

The announcement came ahead of National Day celebrations in the country. The approved holiday dates are for both public and private sectors.

Approved UAE public holidays in 2023

New Year’s Day: January 1
Eid Al Fitr: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3
Arafah Day: Dhul Hijjah 9
Eid Al Adha: Dhul Hijjah 10-12
Hijri New Year: July 21
Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH): September 29
UAE National Day: December 2 and 3


In 2023, Ramadan is likely to begin on March 23, with Eid Al Fitr expected to fall on April 21. A moon-sighting committee will announce the exact start of Ramadan.


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