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|
|1||January||1||Friday||New Year’s Day|
|2||May||5||Thursday||Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day|
|5||September||10||Saturday||Arafat (Haj) Day|
|9||October||2||Sunday||Al Hijri – Islamic New Year|
|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.|