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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.


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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 29Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)National holiday

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