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Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (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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About Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year)

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Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year) Observances

Note: Extra public holidays may be allocated before or after a public holiday in different years.

Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year) in United Arab Emirates has not been observed since 2015.

Holiday currently only shown for years 2000–2017.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SunNov 32013Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year)Extra Public Holiday 
FriOct 162015Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year)Extra Public Holiday 
SatOct 172015Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year)Extra Public Holiday 

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year) 2017

Al-Hijra Public Sector Holiday (Islamic New Year) does not occur in 2017

2018 date to be announced


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Note: Extra public holidays may be allocated before or after a public holiday in different years.

List of dates for other years

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