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Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) in United Arab Emirates

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

Is Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) a Public Holiday?

Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.

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Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatMay 16Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday
2016ThuMay 5Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday
2017SunApr 23Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday
2018FriApr 13Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)National holiday
2019WedApr 3Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance
2020SunMar 22Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance
2021ThuMar 11Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)Observance

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