Public Holidays in 2014
Given here is the list of UAE Public holidays 2014. Private companies will also be closed on these days. The Islamic festivals are based on Islamic calendar, determined by various moon phase sighting. The dates of the holidays change every year. The Dubai Statuary Government Holidays 2014 calendar is only based on estimates. The Dubai holiday calendar cannot be guaranteed for 100 percent accuracy.
During the lunar month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and there may be interruptions in normal business patterns. Several restaurants are closed during the day and there could be restrictions on smoking and drinking. This could last from two to ten days, depending on the region.
In the year 2014, employees in government sector may have about 13 holidays, while their counterparts in private sector may enjoy 10 days off. Here is the list of UAE Public Holidays in 2014.
International New Year's Day- Wednesday, 1st January 2014
(Public and private sectors, and Banks in UAE remain closed in the New Year).
Milad un Nabi Birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Monday, 13th January 2014
Israa and Miaraaj Night
Monday, May 26th, 2014
Start of Ramadan The 1st day of Ramadan as per Islamic lunar calendar
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Eid-al-Fitr The end of Ramadan fasting month (3 days public holidays)
Monday - 28th July 2014
Tuesday - 29th July 2014
Wednesday - 30th July 2014
Arafat (Haj) Day The second day of the Hajj or Pilgrimage for Muslims
Friday, 3rd October 2014
Eid-al-Adha Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition Qurban (3 days public holidays)
Saturday, 4th October 2014
Sunday 5th October 2014
Monday 6th October 2014
Al-Hijra Islamic New Year
Saturday, 25th October 2014
UAE National Day The UAEs formal independence from the UK
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
Note: Holidays are sometimes subject to arbitrary last minute changes by local authorities, just as in any other part of the world. Although, effort has been made to present an accurate list of holidays for the year 2013, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omission of data herein. Therefore, you can verify the above dates with the embassy or UAE consulate, before planning a trip to UAE.
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