United Arab Emirates has a total of 22 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Ramadan Start
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 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
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 2
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 2 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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
Friday, May 14, 2021 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 3 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr Holiday 4
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Eid al-Fitr Holiday 4 is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Hajj season begins
Sunday, July 11, 2021 Hajj season begins is a observance in United Arab Emirates
Arafat (Hajj) Day
Monday, July 19, 2021 Arafat (Hajj) Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Mouloud
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Commemoration Day
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Commemoration Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
National Day
Thursday, December 2, 2021 National Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
National Day Holiday
Friday, December 3, 2021 National Day Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.