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United Arab Emirates Public Holidays 2016

UAE Public Holidays Calendar 2016

UAE Public Holidays Calendar 2016

Check United Arab Emirates (UAE) Public Holidays for the calendar year 2016. Check holidays dates in 2016 for New Year’s Day, Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day, Id-ul-Fitr, Arafat (Haj) Day, Id-ul-Adha, Al Hijri – Islamic New Year and Martyr’s Day.
According to the cabinet decision, federal ministries and institutions, local government departments, public and private schools will close on Fridays and Saturdays for the weekend. Saturday will therefore replace Thursday as weekend.

2016 United Arab Emirates Public Holidays
No Month Day Week Day Holiday
1 January 1 Friday New Year’s Day
2 May 5 Thursday Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day
3 June 6 Monday Id-ul-Fitr
4 July 7 Thursday Id-ul-Fitr
5 September 10 Saturday Arafat (Haj) Day
6 September 11 Sunday Id-ul-Adha
7 September 12 Monday Id-ul-Adha
8 September 13 Tuesday Id-ul-Adha
9 October 2 Sunday Al Hijri – Islamic New Year
10 November 30 Wednesday Martyr’s Day
11 December 2 Friday UAE National Day
12 December 12 Monday Milad Un Nabi – Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
With effect from September 1, 2006, the two non-working days in the UAE shall be Friday and Saturday instead of Thursday and Friday.

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