Team shortlist03 Jan 2017 AT 02:41 PM

Guide to UAE public holidays in 2017

This is when you're likely to have time off
Team shortlist03 Jan 2017 AT 02:41 PM
Guide to UAE public holidays in 2017
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If your New Year’s resolution involves going on lots more holidays, then it may help to know when you’re likely to have time off. The days off work will vary between those who work in the public and private sector – and remember that holidays are subject to change based on moon sightings.

Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Monday, April 24* – Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day

Saturday, May 27* – Ramadan (expected)

Sunday, June 25* – Eid Al Fitr (2 days)

Thursday, August 31* – Arafat (Haj) Day

Friday, September 1* – Eid Al Adha (2 days)

Friday, September 22* – Al Hijri (Islamic New Year)

Thursday, November 30* – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH)

Saturday December 2 – UAE National Day

*Holiday dates are dependent on moon sightings

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