Public Holidays in 2013
Given here is the list of Dubai Public holidays 2013. 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 2013 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.
International New Year's Day- Tuesday, 1 January 2013
(Public and private sectors, and Banks in UAE remain closed in the New Year).
Milad un Nabi Birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Thursday, 24th January 2013
Lailat al Miraj Ascension of the Prophet
Tuesday, 4th June 2013
Start of Ramadan The 1st day of Ramadan as per Islamic lunar calendar
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
Eid-al-Fitr The end of Ramadan fasting month (3 days public holidays)
Thursday, 8th August 2013
Friday 9th August 2013
Saturday 10th August 2013
Arafat (Haj) Day The second day of the Hajj or Pilgrimage for Muslims
Monday, 14th October 2013
Eid-al-Adha Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition Qurban (3 days public holidays)
Tuesday, 15th October 2013
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Thursday 17th October 2013
Al-Hijra Islamic New Year
Monday, 4th November 2013
UAE National Day The UAEs formal independence from the UK
Monday, 2nd December 2013
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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