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Holidays in United Arab Emirates in 2016

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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
May 5ThursdayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday 
Jun 6MondayRamadan beginsNational holiday 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 6WednesdayEid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)National holiday 
Jul 9SaturdayEid-al-Fitr Holiday 2National holiday 
Sep 10SaturdayArafat (Haj) DayNational holiday 
Sep 11SundayEid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Sep 12MondayEid-al-Adha Holiday 1National holiday 
Sep 13TuesdayEid-al-Adha Holiday 2National holiday 
Sep 14WednesdayEid-al-Adha public sectorPublic Sector Holiday 
Sep 15ThursdayEid-al-Adha public sectorPublic Sector Holiday 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 2SundayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Dec 1ThursdayCommemoration DayNational holiday 
Dec 2FridayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 11SundayMouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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