United Arab Emirates has a total of 23 holidays in 2020. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Ramadan Start
Friday, April 24, 2020 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1
Friday, May 22, 2020 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 2
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 2 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 3
Monday, May 25, 2020 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 3 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 4
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 4 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Hajj season begins
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Hajj season begins is a observance in United Arab Emirates
Arafat (Hajj) Day
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Arafat (Hajj) Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Friday, July 31, 2020 Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Eid al-Adha Holiday 1
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Eid al-Adha Holiday 1 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Adha Holiday 2
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Eid al-Adha Holiday 2 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Mouloud
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Commemoration Day
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Commemoration Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
National Day
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 National Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
National Day Holiday
Thursday, December 3, 2020 National Day Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.