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UAE bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Sun Al Isra Wal Miraj Holiday
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sun Eid al Fitr Holiday (Last Day of Ramadan) Government
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
* Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
* Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Fri Arafat Day
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
* Mon Eid al Adha Holiday Government
Sat Islamic New Year
Tue National Day
* Wed National Day Holiday Government
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Recent News and Updates

21 Jul 2014 UAE 2014 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government has announced the dates of the upcoming 2014 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for both the public sector and the private sector.  13 May 2014 UAE Moves 2014 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Government, through Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had once again been moved to Sunday, May 25, 2014.  07 Jan 2014 UAE 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Abu Dhabi government has announced its list of expected non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.  05 Jan 2014 UAE 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Al Qattami, issued a circular stating that the annual public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  25 Dec 2013 UAE 2014 New Year Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE government has announced the dates for the upcoming Western New Year non-working public holidays in the UAE.  27 Nov 2013 UAE November 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Emirates News Agency-WAM) Following the selection of Dubai as the venue for the World Expo 2020, there was wide speculation that Thursday, November 28, 2013, would be declared a non-working public holiday in the UAE, or at least in Dubai, but the UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai ruled-out the declaration of Thursday, November 28, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the UAE.  25 Nov 2013 UAE 2013 National Day Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Cabinet has announced revised dates for the upcoming 2-day National Day non-working public sector holiday in the UAE.  29 Oct 2013 UAE Change Hijri New Year Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) In a statement issued by Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, the previously-announced date of November 3, 2013, for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday, will not apply to the UAE's private sector, which will instead observe the Hijri New Year 1435 public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  28 Oct 2013 UAE Hijri New Year 1435 Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Cabinet has announced the dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE.  09 Oct 2013 UAE 2013 Eid al-Adha Bank and Market Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The Dubai government's Media Office has announced that the UAE's financial markets would be closed from Sunday, October 13, until Saturday, October 19, 2013, on account of the upcoming Eid Al Adha non-working public holidays in the UAE.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the UAE public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Workweek: The UAE introduced a five-day government working week in 1998, but left the private sector to make its own decisions.  Weekends: Since September 2006, weekends are Fridays and Saturdays, for civil servants. The change is optional for private sector companies.  UAE International Codes AE and ARE (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ae (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of UAE information and news: Central Bank of United Arab Emirates (UAE central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (UAE maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in UAE), and Wikipedia (includes UAE commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in UAE, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in UAE that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for UAE were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for UAE, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of UAE, before planning any trip to UAE. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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