Home > Calendar > Holidays > United Arab Emirates > Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) in United Arab Emirates

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Muharram New Year
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
©iStockphoto.com/PhilSigin

About Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

Read more about Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year).

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
WedDec 82010Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SunNov 272011Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuNov 152012Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatNov 22013Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatOct 252014Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuOct 152015Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SunOct 22016Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

2017 date to be announced


Advertising

List of dates for other years

United Nation Holiday on October 2, 2016

Fun Holiday on October 2, 2016

You might also like

Perseid Meteor Shower

The 2016 Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 12 and 13. A waxing gibbous Moon will make it harder for observers to watch the meteor shower. more

2016 Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids meteor shower can be seen from December 4-17. In 2016, the shower will reach its maximum around December 13. Find out where, when and how you can see it. more