The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.


UAE public holidays 2023: upcoming dates to know

Following the Eid holiday after Ramadan, UAE employees in the public and private sectors are still in for a few more public holidays this year.

Residents can expect a six-day break in June, including the Saturday-Sunday weekend, for Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha. There is also an expected three-day weekend break in July for Islamic New Year and in September for the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday (PBUH).

However, expected holidays are pending an announcement of a moon sighting by the UAE Moon Sighting Committee.

Here are the upcoming public holidays in the UAE:

June 27 (Tuesday): Arafat Day*

June 28 to 30 (Wednesday to Friday): Eid Al Adha*

July 21 (Friday): Islamic New Year

September 29 (Friday): Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

December 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday): UAE National Day

* subject to moon sighting

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