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​Holidays and Islamic Events

​​​Holidays and Islamic Events in the UAE

 

The following chart shows the major holidays and Islamic events in the UAE for the year 2018:

Occasion Gregorian Year 2016 Hijri Year 1437 Holiday Duration
New Year 1 Jan 2018 1
Israa & Miaraj Night* 13 April 201827 Rajab 1
Ramadan expected to begin* 16 May 2018 1 Ramadan -
Eid Al Fitr* 14 Jun 2018 1 Shawwal 3
Arafat Day* 20 Aug 2018 9 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1
Eid Al Adha* 21 Aug 2018 10 Dhu Al-Hijjah 3
Hijri New Year's Day* 11 Sep 2018 1 Muharram 1439 1
Prophet Mohamed's Birthday 19 Nov 201812 Rabi Al-Awal 1
Martyr's Day  
​30 Nov 2018 1
​UAE National Day ​2 Dec​ 2018 ​2

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