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United Arab Emirates (UAE) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months



Internet extension: .ae - Telephone code: +971 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset: +4 (DST: no)
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman
Currency: Dirham (AED) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
LABOUR RULES*Saturday January 1, 2022Special Events 
winter holiday (end)**Sunday January 2, 2022School holidays 
winter holiday (end) (private schools)Sunday January 2, 2022School holidays 
Dubai Marathon*Friday January 28, 2022Sports events 
Arab Health**Monday January 31, 2022Tradeshows 
Expo 2020 Dubai**Friday October 1, 2021Tradeshows 
hurricane alertSunday October 3, 2021Secular holiday 
hurricane alertMonday October 4, 2021Secular holiday 
Gitex**Sunday October 17, 2021Tradeshows 
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday October 21, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Abu Dhabi tour*Thursday October 21, 2021Sports events 
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday October 22, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday October 23, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Flag Day*Wednesday November 3, 2021Culture 
Deepavali/Dipabali**Thursday November 4, 2021cards/flowers 
The Dubai Airshow*Sunday November 14, 2021Tradeshows 
Dubai International Rally*Thursday November 25, 2021Sports events 
Commemoration Day*Tuesday November 30, 2021Culture 
Martyrs' Day**Wednesday December 1, 2021Secular holiday 
National Day*Thursday December 2, 2021National Day 
National Day*Friday December 3, 2021National Day 
National Day*Saturday December 4, 2021National Day 
winter holiday (beginning)Thursday December 9, 2021School holidays 
F1 Grand Prix**Sunday December 12, 2021Sports events 
World Tennis championships*Thursday December 30, 2021Sports events 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


LABOUR RULES -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Special Events : Article 81 of the Federal Law Number 8 of 1980 clearly states, Where the circumstances of the work make it necessary for a worker to work on public holidays or rest day in respect of which he is entitled to full or partial pay, he shall be granted compensatory leave in respect of such days, together with a bonus equal to 50 per cent of his remuneration. So in addition to a leave-in lieu of the holiday that required the employee to work, he or she is also entitled to an additional 50 per cent bonus remuneration for the day of work. If there is no compensatory leave granted in lieu of the public holiday that the employee worked on, he or she is entitled to 150 per cent of basic remuneration in addition to the wage for the day. Friday is considered the weekly day off for all employees except daily wage workers (Article 70 of above law). Working on a Friday should also be given a compensatory day off or the basic wage for the day with an additional 50 per cent of daily wage.


Winter holiday (end) -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays : Www.adec.ac.ae
Some Dubai private schools are starting in April and ending in March calendar provided by the Education Council
Schooling mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Arabic, English
Number of instructional days: 183
Schools are closed on Friday & Saturday
School uniforms may be required

Dates confirmed till Sep 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Winter holiday (end) (private schools) -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays :


Dubai Marathon -
Friday January 28, 2022

Sports events : Www.dubaimarathon.org/ 2022 edition NOT confirmed


Arab Health -
Monday January 31, 2022

Tradeshows : Https://www.arabhealthonline.com in Dubai 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Expo 2020 Dubai -
Friday October 1, 2021

Tradeshows : Https://www.expo2020dubai.com/ deported from 2020 due to Covid epidemics


Hurricane alert -
Sunday October 3, 2021

Secular holiday :


Hurricane alert -
Monday October 4, 2021

Secular holiday :


Gitex -
Sunday October 17, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - www.gitex.com in Abu Dhabi 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday October 21, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Abu Dhabi tour -
Thursday October 21, 2021

Sports events : Cycle race


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday October 22, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday October 23, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Flag Day -
Wednesday November 3, 2021

Culture : The day is a national campaign that was launched in 2013 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to honour the country’s past, present and future


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 2021

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday


The Dubai Airshow -
Sunday November 14, 2021

Tradeshows : Www.dubaiairshow.org 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Dubai International Rally -
Thursday November 25, 2021

Sports events : On a course on the outskirts of Dubai, with forays into the neighbouring emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah


Commemoration Day -
Tuesday November 30, 2021

Culture : The UAE flag will be raised at half-mast at 8am on the day. A minute of silence will then be held at 11.30am, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem to honour Emiratis who have died in the line of duty


Martyrs' Day -
Wednesday December 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Marking the sacrifice of those who have died in the line of duty for the UAE. from 2015 onwards


National Day -
Thursday December 2, 2021

Secular holiday : Union of the 7 Trucial States in 1971


National Day -
Friday December 3, 2021

Secular holiday : Union of the 7 Trucial States in 1971


National Day -
Saturday December 4, 2021

Secular holiday : Union of the 7 Trucial States in 1971


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 9, 2021

School holidays :


F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday December 12, 2021

Sports events : Www.formula1.com in Abu Dhabi 2022 edition confirmed - Yas Marina Circuit


World Tennis championships -
Thursday December 30, 2021

Sports events : Mubadala World Tennis Championship