Public holidays in the United Arab Emirates are influenced by Islamic traditions and imperial history. Each year, the holidays are declared at the beginning. If a public holiday falls between two of the designated working days, it may be moved to the end or beginning of the week. Muslim holidays can last anywhere from one week to three weeks. In UAE, major public leaves are on eid ul fithr, eid al aldha and UAE National day. In Dubai there are mainly 6 holidays coming in the year 2023.
The following are the details of the Public holidays in Dubai for the year 2023:
Arafat day – June 27
The second day of the Hajj Pilgrimage is known as Arafat Day, and it comes the day before the first day of the important Islamic holiday known as Eid Al Adha. Arafat day is on the 9th day of Dhu al –Hijjah and it is the final month in Islamic calendar. The date may vary according to countries because it is based on lunar sightings.
Eid Al Adha – June 28-30
After Arafat day Eid Al Adha is celebrated on June 28-30 days. This is most celebrated day in Dubai as well as for Muslims. In rememberance of Ibrahims willingness to sacrifice his son at Allah’s command, Eid Al Adha is observed. It is known as the Feast of Sacrifice, animals are sacrificed. Eid Al Adha leaves are on the Hijri calenders Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12 corresponds to Wednesday, June 28 to June 30. Employees who have Saturday off can take advantage of a six-day long weekend when combined with the Arafat holiday.
Hijri New Year – July 21
It is the New Year on Islamic calendar and it is on July 21, 2023. If you take Saturday off you will get 3 long weekends.
Prophets Mohammed Birthday – 28 September
The Prophets Mohammed Birthday is celebrated on 28 of September that is 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal. If you take Saturday off you will get 3 day leave.
UAE National day – 1-3
UAE Public Holidays came to an end in a year with UAE National day. These Holidays starts with Commemoration day on December 1, then UAE National day, which are on December 2 and 3rd.
The above mentioned are the public holidays in Dubai for the year 2023. Don’t wait just plan your vacations now!