The UAE National Day holiday is expected to be two days, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha three days each.

The Abu Dhabi Government has announced the list of public holidays planned for 2015.

Dates for Islamic holidays 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.

Because of the way the Hijiri calendar falls in 2015, the Prophet’s Birthday will be celebrated at both the beginning and end of the year.

UAE public holidays 2015 Date No. of days off for private sector No of days off for public sector
New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1, 2015 1 1
Prophet’s Birthday * Saturday, January 3, 2015 1 1
Israa and Miraj night * Saturday, May 16, 2015
Eid Al Fitr * Friday, July 17, 2015
Arafat Day * Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Eid Al Adha * Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Al Hijra (Islamic New Year) * Thursday, October 15, 2015
UAE National Day Wednesday/ Thursday, December 2/3, 2015
Prophet’s Birthday * Thursday, December 24, 2015

*Islamic holidays