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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.
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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 
ThuSep 212017Al-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) 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 date to be announced


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