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Mouloud 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 a Public Holiday?

Mouloud is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

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


About Mouloud

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Mouloud Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017ThuNov 30MouloudNational holiday
2018SunNov 18Mouloud HolidayNational holiday
2018TueNov 20MouloudNational holiday
2019SatNov 9MouloudNational holiday
2020ThuOct 29MouloudNational holiday
2021ThuOct 21MouloudNational holiday
2022SatOct 8MouloudNational holiday
2023WedSep 27Mouloud (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonSep 16Mouloud (Tentative Date)National holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.