UAE public holidays announced for 2021 and 2022

Ruth Harron 04/01/2021 0Mindfulness

As one year draws to a close it’s only natural to start thinking about the possibilities the next 12 months will bring.

And while a return to normal travel still seems to be some time away, there are still public holidays in the UAE that will give people the chance to take some time away from work to relax and reflect.

Some of the dates are always subject to moon sightings, but as much as possible, the UAE Cabinet has confirmed the dates for the country’s national holidays in 2021 and 2022.

Below you can find all the official dates for the next two years. Where the exact dates are available they are noted, otherwise the Islamic calendar dates are listed.

Holidays announced for 2021

January 1: New Year
29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal: Eid Al Fitr (Expected to be May 12)
9 Zul Hijjah: Arafah Day (Expected to be July 18)
10,11,12 Zul Hijjah: Eid Al Adha (Expected to be July 19)
August 12 : Islamic New Year
October 21: Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday
December 1: Commemoration Day
December 2-3: National Day

Holidays for 2022

January 1: New Year
29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal: Eid Al Fitr (Expected to be May 1)
9 Zul Hijjah: Arafah Day (Expected to be July 8)
10,11,12 Zul Hijjah: Eid Al Adha (Expected to be July 9)
July 30: Islamic New Year
October 8: Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday
December 1: Commemoration Day
December 2-3: UAE National Day

The UAE Cabinet has confirmed the official holiday dates

 


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