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Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2021

Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Mar 11ThursdayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance 
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 13TuesdayRamadan StartObservance 
May 11TuesdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 12WednesdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 13ThursdayEid al-FitrNational holiday 
May 14FridayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
May 15SaturdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 11SundayHajj season beginsObservance 
Jul 19MondayArafat (Hajj) DayNational holiday 
Jul 20TuesdayEid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Jul 21WednesdayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Jul 22ThursdayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Aug 12ThursdayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 21ThursdayMouloudNational holiday 
Nov 30TuesdayCommemoration DayObservance 
Dec 1WednesdayDay off for Commemoration DayNational holiday 
Dec 2ThursdayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 3FridayNational Day HolidayNational holiday 
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance 

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