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Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2023

Holidays and Observances in United Arab Emirates in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Feb 18SaturdayLeilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance 
Mar 21TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23ThursdayRamadan StartObservance 
Apr 20ThursdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
Apr 21FridayEid al-FitrNational holiday 
Apr 22SaturdayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
Apr 23SundayEid al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday 
Jun 20TuesdayHajj season begins (Tentative Date)Observance 
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 27TuesdayArafat (Hajj) DayNational holiday 
Jun 28WednesdayEid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
Jun 29ThursdayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Jun 30FridayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday 
Jul 21FridayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 27WednesdayMouloudObservance 
Sep 29FridayMouloud HolidayNational holiday 
Nov 30ThursdayCommemoration DayObservance 
Dec 2SaturdayNational DayNational holiday 
Dec 3SundayNational Day HolidayNational holiday 
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

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