Public Holidays 2020

UAE Public Holidays 2020

There are two types of public holidays in United Arab Emirates – fixed holidays (such as the National Day or the New Year day), and Islamic holidays, which are subject to moon sighting, and their dates vary each year.

Federal ministries, public departments and government institutions are closed during public holidays.

OccasionGregorian Year 2020Hijri Year 1441Holiday Duration
New Year1
Eid Al Fitr*May23 or 24Ramadan 29 -1 Shawwal4-5
Arafat Day*July 29 or 309 Dhu Al-Hijjah1
Eid Al Adha*July 30 or 3110 Dhu Al-Hijjah3
Hijri New Year’s Day*19 Aug 201 Muharram 14401
Prophet’s BirthdayOctober 28 or 29Rabi al awaal 121
Martyr’s DayDecember 11
UAE National Day2 and 3 Dec 2

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