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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

  • Currency: Dirham (AED)
  • 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
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday february 6, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Wednesday february 7, 2024Isra and Mi'rajEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday february 12, 2024School holidaySchool holidays
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    Monday february 19, 2024Cycle raceSports events
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    Monday february 19, 2024Abu Dhabi tourSports events
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    Monday february 19, 2024Car free dayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday february 26, 2024Dubaï Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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    Wednesday february 28, 2024Dubai International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Tuesday march 19, 2024UAE TourSports events
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 8, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday april 9, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday april 15, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday june 8, 2024Hadj Seasoncards/flowers
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Dry nightSpecial Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday june 20, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)School holidays
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    Friday june 28, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Sunday july 7, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday august 6, 2024Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Accession DaySpecial Events
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    Monday august 26, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Tuesday february 6, 2024
    Special Events :

    Isra and Mi'raj

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    Wednesday february 7, 2024
    Culture : The two parts of a Night Journey that Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621

    School holiday

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    Monday february 12, 2024
    School holidays : Due to heavy rain

    Cycle race

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    Monday february 19, 2024
    Sports events : Https://todaycycling.com Tour de Sharjah 2024 edition confirmed

    Abu Dhabi tour

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    Monday february 19, 2024
    Sports events : Cycle race https://www.theuaetour.com 2024 edition confirmed

    Car free day

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    Monday february 19, 2024
    Culture :

    Dubaï Tennis Championships

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    Monday february 26, 2024
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Dubai International Boat Show

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    Wednesday february 28, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.boatshowdubai.com lasts 6 days - 2024 edition confirmed

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

    UAE Tour

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    Tuesday march 19, 2024
    Sports events : Https://www.theuaetour.com/ Cycling competition 2024 edition confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Tuesday april 9, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday april 12, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
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    Hadj Season

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    Saturday june 8, 2024
    cards/flowers : The word Hajj means to intend a journey , which connotes both the outward act of a journey and the inward act of intentions. It is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm. The gathering during Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world. The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita'ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati.

    Mount Arafat Day

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day the Prophet Abraham took his son Ishmael out into the wilderness to sacrifice him to God. As he raised the knife to take his only son's life in obedience to God's command, his hand was stopped and the Lord provided a ram in Ishmael's place.

    Dry night

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Special Events : No alcohol served in shops, hotels, restaurants

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad called Eid Al-Adha the best day of the year, since it is the last and biggest day of the annual pilgrimage.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad called Eid Al-Adha the best day of the year, since it is the last and biggest day of the annual pilgrimage.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)

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    Thursday june 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    End of school year

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
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    Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Accession Day

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    Tuesday august 6, 2024
    Special Events : As the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE for over 30 years (1971-2004), Sheikh Zayed was the main architect of the unification of the seven United Arab Emirates.

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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