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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 
Nov 30WednesdayMartyrs' DayNational holiday 
Dec 2FridayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 3SaturdayNational Day HolidayNational holiday 
Dec 11SundayMouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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