Many UAE National Holidays and Festivals are based on the sighting of the moon rather than having fixed dates in the Hijra Calendar.
This means that many holidays are confirmed as late as 24 hours before.
The Hijra year (the Islamic year consisting of 354 or 355 days divided into 12 lunar months) started in 622AD when Prophet Muhammed migrated (hijra) from Mecca to AL Madinah.
For a listing of the Public Holiday dates for 2012, click here.
For a listing of the UAE Holidays for 2014, click here.
|1 Jan 2015||International New Year (1 day)|
|24 Jan 2015||Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday* (1 day)|
|6 Jun 2015||Israa & Miaraj Night* (1 day)|
|19 Jul 2015||Ramadan expected to begin* (29/30 days)|
|19 Aug 2015||Eid Al Fitr * (3 days)|
|24 Sept 2015||Arafat (Haj) Day* (1 day)|
|25 Sept 2015||Eid Al Adha* (3 days)|
|15 Oct 2015||Hijra New Year's Day* (1 day)
|2 Dec 2015||UAE National Day (2 days)|