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UAE Public Holidays 2017

Today – 11 December 2017 – is not a holiday in the United Arab Emirates.

Update: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced that private sector employees will resume work on 3 December 2017 (Sun) while federal government employees will resume work on 4 December 2017 (Mon).

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
22 AprSatIsra'a Wal Mi'raj *
23 AprSunIsra'a Wal Mi'raj
27 MaySatBeginning of Ramadan
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
31 AugThuArafat Day
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 SepSatEid al-Adha Holiday
3 SepSunEid al-Adha Holiday
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
30 NovThuMartyrs' Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
2 DecSatNational Day
3 DecSunNational Day Holiday *

— Isra’a Wal Mi’raj holiday will be observed by private sector employees on 22 April 2017.
— Eid al-Fitr holidays varies within public and private sectors in the UAE.
— National Day holiday is observed by federal government employees only. Private sector workers resume work on 3 December 2017.

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