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United Arab Emirates (UAE) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dirham (AED)
  • Internet extension: .ae - Telephone code: +971 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset: +4 (DST: no)
    Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday November 30, 2022Commemoration DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday December 29, 2022World Tennis championshipsSports events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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    Monday January 2, 2023Winter holiday (end) (private schools)School holidays
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    Monday January 23, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 30, 2023Arab HealthTradeshows
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    Sunday February 12, 2023Dubai MarathonSports events
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    Friday February 17, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Isra and Mi'rajEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Car free dayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023UAE TourSports events
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    Monday February 27, 2023Dubaï Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Dubai International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning) (private schools)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Mid-term holiday (end) (private schools)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 20, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday May 6, 2023School holidays (end)School holidays
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    Commemoration Day

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    Wednesday November 30, 2022
    Culture : The UAE flag will be raised at half-mast at 8am on the day. A minute of silence will then be held at 11.30am, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem to honour Emiratis who have died in the line of duty

    World Tennis championships

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    Thursday December 29, 2022
    Sports events : Mubadala World Tennis Championship

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    LABOUR RULES

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Special Events : Article 81 of the Federal Law Number 8 of 1980 clearly states, Where the circumstances of the work make it necessary for a worker to work on public holidays or rest day in respect of which he is entitled to full or partial pay, he shall be granted compensatory leave in respect of such days, together with a bonus equal to 50 per cent of his remuneration. So in addition to a leave-in lieu of the holiday that required the employee to work, he or she is also entitled to an additional 50 per cent bonus remuneration for the day of work. If there is no compensatory leave granted in lieu of the public holiday that the employee worked on, he or she is entitled to 150 per cent of basic remuneration in addition to the wage for the day. Friday is considered the weekly day off for all employees except daily wage workers (Article 70 of above law). Working on a Friday should also be given a compensatory day off or the basic wage for the day with an additional 50 per cent of daily wage.

    Winter holiday (end) (private schools)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    School holidays : Www.adec.ac.ae
    Some Dubai private schools are starting in April and ending in March calendar provided by the Education Council
    Schooling mandatory till age 15
    Teaching language: Arabic, English
    Number of instructional days: 183
    Schools are closed on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    School uniforms may be required

    We carry confirmed dates till Sep 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Arab Health

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.arabhealthonline.com in Dubai 2023 edition confirmed

    Dubai Marathon

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    Sunday February 12, 2023
    Sports events : Www.dubaimarathon.org/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    Special Events :

    Isra and Mi'raj

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Culture : The two parts of a Night Journey that Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621

    Car free day

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Culture :

    UAE Tour

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.theuaetour.com/ Cycling competition 2023 edition confirmed

    Dubaï Tennis Championships

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Dubai International Boat Show

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.boatshowdubai.com lasts 6 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) (private schools)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. working hours during the month of Ramadan:09:00-14:00

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end) (private schools)

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday April 20, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    School holidays (end)

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    Saturday May 6, 2023
    School holidays :