Holidays and Islamic Events in the UAE

The following chart shows the major holidays and Islamic events in the UAE for the year 2014:

Occasion Gregorian Year 2014Hijri Year 1435Holiday Duration
New Year1 Jan 20141
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday*13 Jan 201412 Rabi' Al-Awwal1
Israa & Miaraj Night*26 May 201427 Rajab1
Ramadan expected to begin*28 Jun 20141 Ramadan0
Eid Al Fitr*28 July 20141 Shawwal3
Arafat Day*3 Oct 20149 Dhu Al-Hijjah1
Eid Al Adha*4 Oct 201410 Dhu Al-Hijjah3
Hijri New Year's Day*25 Oct 20141 Muharram 14361
UAE National Day2/3 Dec 20142

* Islamic holidays (exact date is subject to moon-sighting)