The dates of all the UAE public holidays for 2020

The latest details for public and private sector Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates

The dates of all the UAE public holidays for 2020

The UAE Government has released the list of public holidays for 2020 for workers in the private and public sectors.

However, as some holidays are based on the sighting of the moon, the exact dates could change closer to the time.

So, maybe don’t go booking any trips just yet as official confirmation of each will be announced in the coming months.

The UAE Cabinet previously announced holidays in 2019 and 2020 would be the same for workers in the public and private sectors, which means UAE residents could get up to 15 days of public holidays in 2020.

Which public holidays will be on offer next year?

The first holiday of the year will be New Year’s Day, January 1.

Next will be a four-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr, expected to fall on May 23 or 24, taking place from the last day of Ramadan until 3 Shawwal.

In the summer, a four day break will be given for Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha, expected to fall between July 29 and August 2.

A day each will also be given for Islamic New Year, predicted to fall on August 19 or 20, and Prophet Mohammad’s birthday (PBUH) which is predicted to fall on October 28 or 29.

A three day holiday for Commemoration Day and National Day is also expected from December 1 to 3.

Public holidays in 2020 (exact dates are based on sighting of the moon)
• New Year: January 1
• Ramadan - April 24
• Eid Al Fitr - May 23 (Ramadan 29 - Shawwal 3)
• Arafat Day - July 30 (Zul Hijjah 9)
• Eid Al Adha - July 31 (Zul Hijjah 10-12)
• Hijri New Year - (Muharram 1)
• Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Al Mouled Al Nabawy) - Rabeaa Al Awal 12
• Commemoration Day - November 30
• National Day - December 2-3

There are still a number of public holidays remaining for 2019.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced that four days of public holidays remain for the rest of the year.

The next public holiday is the Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH) which falls on 12 of the Hijri month Rabi Al Awwal (the likely date of which is Saturday November 9).

Then, public holidays will be observed on November 30 for Commemoration Day and National Day on December 2 and 3.

Official confirmation on holidays for the public and private sectors will be announced closer to the time.

Keep your eye on Time Out for official announcements in the coming months.

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