Dubai public holidays

All The UAE Public Holidays To Look Forward To In 2021, Sadly No Extra New Years Holiday

As we approach the last week of 2020, the UAE Cabinet has just announced the public holidays for 2021 and 2022.

There is unfortunately some bad news for those who were hoping to receive an extra day off for New Year’s as 1st January 2021 falls on a Friday.  The UAE will sadly not receive an extra day off.

Something to look forward to

However, there is some good news!

There are some lovely long public holidays in the next year that will range from 3 to 6 days!

That is indeed something to look forward to and certainly makes up for the “loss” of the new year holiday.

Make Sure You Mark your calendar for these dates:

11-15 May Eid Al Fitr:
Eid Al Fitr will most likely be observed from Tuesday 11th May to Saturday, 15th May subject to the sighting of the moon

19th – 22nd July Eid Al Adha:
Eid Al Adha will most likely take place from Monday 19th  July to Thursday, 22nd July, which will be followed by the two-day weekend

12th– 14th August Hijri New Year:
A 3-day long weekend on the occasion of the Islamic New year which falls on Thursday, 12th  August.

21st -23rd October Birth of Prophet Muhammad:
Another 3-day weekend can be enjoyed from Thursday, 21st  October to Saturday, 23rd October.

1st– 4th December Commemoration Day + National Day:
The final holiday of 2021 will be for four consecutive days from Wednesday, 1st December to Saturday, 4th December.

So make sure you’ve marked these date and start planning your leave dates!