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Dubai Public Holidays 2018

02 January 2018

Given here is the list of UAE Public holidays for the year 2018. 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 2018 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 2018.

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International New Year's Day
Monday 1st January 2018
(Public and private sectors, and Banks in UAE remain closed in the New Year).

Israa & Miaraj
Friday, 13th April 2018

Eid-al-Fitr – The end of Ramadan fasting month (2 days public holidays)
Friday, 15th June 2018
Saturday, 16th June 2018

Arafat (Haj) Day – The second day of the Hajj or Pilgrimage for Muslims
Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Eid-al-Adha – Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban (2 days public holidays)
Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Thursday, 23rd August 2018

Al-Hijri – Islamic New Year
Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (probable holiday)
Tuesday – 20th November 2018

Martyrs' Day
Friday, 30th November 2018

UAE National Day – The UAE’s formal independence from the UK
Sunday- 2nd December 2018

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 2018, 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.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries