Given here is the list of UAE Public holidays for the year 2023. 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 2023 calendar is only based on estimates. The Dubai holiday calendar cannot be guaranteed for 100 percent accuracy.
In UAE the weekend is on Friday and Saturday. Here is the list of UAE Public Holidays in 2023.
International New Year's Day
Sunday1st January 2023
(Public and private sectors, and Banks in UAE remain closed in the New Year).
Eid-al-Fitr – The end of Ramadan fasting month
Thursday, 20th April 2023 to Sunday, 23rd April 2023 (subject to moonsighting)
Arafat (Haj) Day - The second day of the Hajj or Pilgrimage for Muslims
Tuesday, 27th June 2023
Eid-al-Adha - Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban
Wednesday, 28th June 2023 to Friday, 30th June 2023
Al-Hijri - Islamic New Year
Friday, 21st July 2023
Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed
Friday, 29th September 2023
Commermoration Day, UAE National Day
Friday, 1st December 2023
UAE National Day
Saturday, 2nd December 2023 to Sunday, 3rd December 2023
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 2023, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omission of data herein. Therefore, you can verify the above dates with the official government announcements or UAE consulate, before planning a trip to UAE.