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|