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Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2022

Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2022

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2SundayNew Year's Day HolidayNational holiday 
Mar 1TuesdayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance 
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 2SaturdayRamadan StartObservance 
Apr 30SaturdayEid al-Fitr HolidayPublic Sector Holiday 
May 1SundayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 2MondayEid al-FitrNational holiday 
May 3TuesdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 4WednesdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 5ThursdayEid al-Fitr HolidayPublic Sector Holiday 
May 6FridayEid al-Fitr HolidayPublic Sector Holiday 
May 14SaturdayPublic Holiday (Death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)National holiday 
May 15SundayPublic Holiday (Death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)National holiday 
May 16MondayPublic Holiday (Death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)National holiday 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 30ThursdayHajj season beginsObservance 
Jul 8FridayArafat (Hajj) DayNational holiday 
Jul 9SaturdayEid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Jul 10SundayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Jul 11MondayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Jul 30SaturdayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 8SaturdayMouloudNational holiday 
Nov 30WednesdayCommemoration DayNational holiday 
Dec 1ThursdayNational Day HolidayNational holiday 
Dec 2FridayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 22ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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