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Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 22SundayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance 
Apr 24FridayRamadan StartObservance 
May 22FridayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 23SaturdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 24SundayEid al-FitrNational holiday 
May 25MondayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 26TuesdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 22WednesdayHajj season beginsObservance 
Jul 30ThursdayArafat (Hajj) DayNational holiday 
Jul 31FridayEid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Jul 31FridayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Aug 1SaturdayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Aug 23SundayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 29ThursdayMouloudNational holiday 
Nov 30MondayCommemoration DayObservance 
Dec 1TuesdayDay off for Commemoration DayNational holiday 
Dec 2WednesdayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 3ThursdayNational Day HolidayNational holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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