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United Arab Emirates (UAE) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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
Currency: Dirham (AED) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Arabic (104 million speakers in 21 countries) ...
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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
LABOUR RULES*Saturday January 1, 2022Special Events 
winter holiday (end)**Sunday January 2, 2022School holidays 
winter holiday (end) (private schools)Sunday January 2, 2022School holidays 
Dubai Marathon*Friday January 21, 2022Sports events 
Arab Health**Monday January 31, 2022Tradeshows 
Car free daySaturday February 19, 2022Events, celebrations... 
UAE Tour*Sunday February 20, 2022Sports events 
Dry day (no alcohol)Monday February 28, 2022Special Events 
Flag Day*Thursday November 3, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Deepavali/Dipabali**Friday November 4, 2022cards/flowers 
The Dubai Airshow*Monday November 14, 2022Tradeshows 
Dubai International Rally*Friday November 25, 2022Sports events 
Commemoration Day*Wednesday November 30, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Martyrs' Day**Thursday December 1, 2022Secular holiday 
National Day*Friday December 2, 2022National Day 
National Day*Saturday December 3, 2022National Day 
winter holiday (beginning)Friday December 9, 2022School holidays 
F1 Grand Prix**Monday December 12, 2022Sports events 
World Tennis championships*Friday December 30, 2022Sports events 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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

Saturday January 1, 2022

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) -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays :
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
School uniforms may be required

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

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (end) (private schools) -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays :

Dubai Marathon -
Friday January 21, 2022

Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Arab Health -
Monday January 31, 2022

Tradeshows : Https:// in Dubai 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Car free day -
Saturday February 19, 2022

Culture :

UAE Tour -
Sunday February 20, 2022

Sports events : Cycling competition 2022 edition confirmed

Dry day (no alcohol) -
Monday February 28, 2022

Special Events :

Flag Day -
Wednesday November 3, 2021

Culture : The day is a national campaign that was launched in 2013 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to honour the country’s past, present and future

Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 2021

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday

The Dubai Airshow -
Sunday November 14, 2021

Tradeshows : 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Dubai International Rally -
Thursday November 25, 2021

Sports events : On a course on the outskirts of Dubai, with forays into the neighbouring emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

Commemoration Day -
Tuesday November 30, 2021

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

Martyrs' Day -
Wednesday December 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Marking the sacrifice of those who have died in the line of duty for the UAE. from 2015 onwards

National Day -
Thursday December 2, 2021

Secular holiday : Union of the 7 Trucial States in 1971

National Day -
Friday December 3, 2021

Secular holiday : Union of the 7 Trucial States in 1971

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 9, 2021

School holidays :

F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday December 12, 2021

Sports events : in Abu Dhabi 2022 edition confirmed - Yas Marina Circuit

World Tennis championships -
Thursday December 30, 2021

Sports events : Mubadala World Tennis Championship