UAE Public Holidays 2019


 
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UAE bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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UAE Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.  1 Tue New Year's Day
Apr.  3 Wed Al Isra Wal Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
June    Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday (Last Day of Ramadan) Government
        Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
Aug.    Sat Arafat Day
        Sun Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
        Tue Eid al Adha Holiday Government
        Sat Islamic New Year
Nov.    Sat The Prophet's Birthday
        Sat Martyrs' Day / Commemoration Day
Dec.    Mon National Day
        Tue National Day Holiday Government
May 2019 ⇒ December 2019 public holidays will be visible to the general public in early 2019. To immediately access our full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays, under license, for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and beyond, please contact us.

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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Aug 2018 UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector of the UAE.  11 Aug 2018 UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Federal Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the public sector of the UAE.  12 Jun 2018 UAE 2018 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 29, 1439 AH.  30 Apr 2018 UAE Considering Regional Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Resolution No. 14 of 2018, which states that, with immediate effect, the dates of non-working public holidays in Dubai will be announced and specified by the Department of Human Resources of the Dubai Government, rather than the UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources.  11 Apr 2018 UAE 2018 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj would fall on a weekend day, Saturday, April 14, 2018, and that no day in lieu would be given in compensation.  08 Jan 2018 UAE 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2018.  14 Dec 2017 UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Finalized (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, has issued a circular stating that the upcoming private sector annual public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would be limited to one day, Monday, January 1, 2018.  12 Dec 2017 UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would run for 4 consecutive days, from Friday, December 29, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018.  23 Nov 2017 UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Completed (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced the dates of the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Saturday, December 2, 2017, inclusively  17 Nov 2017 UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Sunday, December 3, 2017, inclusively.  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. In theory, 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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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.

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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).


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 2019 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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