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United Arab Emirates (UAE) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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

English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Arabic (104 million speakers in 21 countries) ...
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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Sunday January 1, 2023Secular holiday 
LABOUR RULES*Sunday January 1, 2023Special Events 
winter holiday (end)**Monday January 2, 2023School holidays 
winter holiday (end) (private schools)Monday January 2, 2023School holidays 
Dubai Marathon*Saturday January 21, 2023Sports events 
Arab Health**Tuesday January 24, 2023Tradeshows 
Car free daySunday February 19, 2023Events, celebrations... 
UAE Tour*Monday February 20, 2023Sports events 
Dry day (no alcohol)Tuesday February 28, 2023Special Events 
Isra and Mi'raj*Wednesday March 1, 2023Events, celebrations... 
Dubai International Boat Show**Wednesday March 8, 2023Tradeshows 
Dubaï Tennis Championships*Tuesday March 14, 2023Sports events 
Mothers' Day*Tuesday March 21, 2023cards/flowers 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday March 24, 2023School holidays 
Martyrs' Day**Friday December 1, 2023Secular holiday 
National Day*Saturday December 2, 2023National Day 
National Day*Sunday December 3, 2023National Day 
winter holiday (beginning)Saturday December 9, 2023School holidays 
F1 Grand Prix**Tuesday December 12, 2023Sports events 
World Tennis championships*Saturday December 30, 2023Sports 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

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 :
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

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (end) (private schools) -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays :

Dubai Marathon -
Friday January 21, 2022

Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Arab Health -
Monday January 24, 2022

Tradeshows : Https:// in Dubai 2022 edition confirmed

Car free day -
Saturday February 19, 2022

Culture :

UAE Tour -
Sunday February 20, 2022

Sports events : Cycling competition 2022 edition confirmed

Dry day (no alcohol) -
Monday February 28, 2022

Special Events :

Isra and Mi'raj -
Tuesday March 1, 2022

Culture : The two parts of a Night Journey that Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621

Dubai International Boat Show -
Tuesday March 8, 2022

Tradeshows : lasts 6 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Dubaï Tennis Championships -
Monday March 14, 2022

Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day -
Monday March 21, 2022

cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 24, 2022

School holidays :

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

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 9, 2021

School holidays :

F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday December 12, 2021

Sports events : in Abu Dhabi 2022 edition confirmed - Yas Marina Circuit

World Tennis championships -
Thursday December 30, 2021

Sports events : Mubadala World Tennis Championship