Public holidays

Public holidays

Abu Dhabi eGovernment site publishing table showing the official state holidays during 2015, and is scheduled to federal ministries and agencies crashes in the state 13 days during 2015.

Divided holidays in the UAE into two types: fixed holidays (National Kalium or New Year’s Day), and Islamic holidays, linked identified lunar calendar and dates vary from year to year.

And changing lifestyle and habits of the people during the holy month of Ramadan, which closed several restaurants and shops closed throughout the day, but the streets and shopping malls teeming  until the late hours of the night. It also reduced working hours during Ramadan by two hours a day. And ends the month of Ramadan holiday stretch for a three-day celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.

In the second of December of each year, the streets and buildings festooned across the country to commemorate the founding of the Union of the United Arab Emirates, and is accompanied by the National Day of the UAE series of events and programs that last for several days.


Federal ministries, public departments and government institutions are closed during public holidays.

Gregorian year 2014 Hijri year
New Year 1 Jan 2014 1 1
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday* 13Jan 2014 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1
Israa & Miaraj Night* 26 May2014 27 Rajab 1
Ramadan expected to begin* 28Jun 2014 1 Ramadan 0
Eid Al Fitr* 28 July 2014 1 Shawwal 3
Arafat Day* 3 Oct 2014 9 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1
Eid Al Adha* 4 Oct 2014 10 Dhu Al-Hijjah 3
Hijri New Year’s Day* 25 Oct 2014 1 Muharram 1436 1
UAE National Day 2/3 Dec 2014 2

(Source Abu Dhabi e-government portal)

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