Residents will enjoy a minimum of 10 days of UAE public holidays in 2014.
Besides New Year’s and National day, dates for Islamic holiday are subject to change, as they are based on the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. Since it is a lunar calendar, the dates are announced on moon sightings.
Previously, holidays such as the Prophet’s Birthday were shifted so residents could enjoy longer weekends.
|UAE public holidays 2014||Date||No. of days off for private sector||No of days off for public sector|
|New Year’s Day||Wednesday, January 1, 14||1||1|
|Prophet’s Birthday*||Sunday, January 12, 14||1||1|
|Israa and Miraj night *||Monday, May 26, 14||1||1|
|Eid Al Fitr *||Monday, July 28, 14||2||5|
|Arafat Day *||Friday, October 3,14||1||1|
|Eid Al Adha *||Saturday, October 4, 14||2||3|
|Al Hijra (Islamic New Year) *||Saturday, October 25, 14||1||1|
|UAE National Day||Tuesday, December 2, 14||1||2|