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Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 10ThursdayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Jan 14MondayDubai Public Holiday (Visit of US President Bush)Local holidayDubai
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 20ThursdayMouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday 
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 31ThursdayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
Aug 6WednesdaySheikh Zayed's AccessionLocal holiday 
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)National holiday 
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-Fitr Holiday 1Extra Public Holiday 
Oct 3FridayEid-al-Fitr Holiday 2Extra Public Holiday 
Dec 2TuesdayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 7SundayEid-al-Adha Holiday 1Extra Public Holiday 
Dec 8MondayArafat (Haj) DayNational holiday 
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-Adha Holiday 2Extra Public Holiday 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 29MondayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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