Home   Calendar   Holidays   United Arab Emirates   Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Flag for United Arab Emirates

Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday) in United Arab Emirates

Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday) a Public Holiday?

Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.

©iStockphoto.com/afby71

About Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)

Read more about Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday).

Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2015ThuDec 24Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2016SunDec 11Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2017ThuNov 30Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2018SunNov 18Mouloud HolidayNational holiday
2018TueNov 20Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2019SunNov 10Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday
2020ThuOct 29MouloudObservance
2021TueOct 19MouloudObservance

We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. If you find a mistake, please let us know.

You might also like

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more

Calendar with 12 months

12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more

UTC – Coordinated Universal Time

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. This 24-hour time standard is kept using highly precise atomic clocks combined with the Earth's rotation. more