Dubai public holidays

Dubai public holidays for the rest of 2020 announced

The UAE Government has announced the public holidays for the rest of the year and there are plenty of days off to enjoy in Dubai.

The first is Eid al-Adha which is predicted to fall on Thursday July 30. As ever, the date is dependent on moon sightings and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Islamic New Year is next up and due to fall on Sunday, August 23. Which means a three-day weekend for many.

Thursday, October 29 is also a public holiday due to Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday. This means another long-weekend for workers across Dubai.

The final two public holidays in Dubai come at the end of the year, and could give us a five-day weekend!

Commemoration Day falls on Tuesday, December 1. And with the UAE’s 49th National Day being held on December 2 and 3, it’s likely we’ll get a three-day holiday. And a five-day weekend.

Full list of holiday dates

Thursday, July 30 – Eid al-Adha

Sunday, August 23 – Islamic New Year

Thursday, October 29 – Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday

Tuesday, December 1 – Commemoration Day

Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3 – UAE National Day

UAE returns to ‘new normal’

Back to the current day and with Dubai slowly returning to ‘normal,’ it’s kinda reassuring to see the traffic in Dubai is returning to form!

Traffic jams have been reported across the city in the last few days.