Holidays in Dubai will be announced separately from now on other than federal holidays announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation(MOHRE).

 

Department of Human Resources will make announcements

Dubai’s Department of Human Resources will be the official authority responsible for announcing public holidays in Dubai. This resolution was issued by Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

 

Isra Wal Miraj was the last public holiday

So far, the auspicious day of Isra Wal Miraj on April 14th was a public holiday. Isra Wal Miraj marks the night when Prophet Muhammed was ascended to heaven after completing a journey from Mecca to Al Aqsa, the last mosque in Jerusalem.

 

Nine public holidays are remaining this year

Eid Al Fitr is the next public holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan with two holidays taking place on June 15th and 16th, followed by the month of August having three holidays. Arafat Day takes place on August 21st and Eid-Al-Adha takes place on August 22nd and 23rd. Check out the list of holidays here:

Holiday

Date(s)

Day(s)

No. of holiday(s)

Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj(Ascension Day)

April 13th

Friday

1

Eid Al-Fitr

June 15th and 16th

Friday and Saturday

2

Arafat Day

August 21st

Tuesday

1

Eid Al-Adha

August 22nd and 23rd

Wednesday and Thursday

2

Al Hijri-Islamic New Year

September 11th

Tuesday

1

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

November 20th

Tuesday

1

Commemoration Day

November 30th

Friday

1

UAE National Day

December 2nd

Sunday

1

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