When are all the public holidays in Abu Dhabi for the rest of 2020?

Here’s when you can expect time off work

When are all the public holidays in Abu Dhabi for the rest of 2020?

All public holidays for the rest of 2020 have already been announced by the UAE Government.

Some holidays, however, are dependent on the sighting of the moon and will be confirmed closer to the time.
After Eid al-Fitr, the next public holiday will be Eid al-Adha and it is predicted to fall on Thursday July 30.

Eid al-Adha is based on the sighting of the moon, and an exact date will be announced closer to the time.

Next, in August, Islamic New Year will be celebrated with a public holiday on Sunday August 23 giving many workers a three-day weekend.

In October, Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Birthday will be celebrated with a public holiday on Thursday October 29, giving Abu Dhabi residents and citizens another long weekend.

Commemoration Day will once again be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, which falls on a Tuesday.

The UAE’s 49th National Day will then be recognised on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday, those who work will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.

Here are all the dates for your diary for 2020:

• Eid al-Adha – Predicted to fall July 30 (depending on moon sighting)

• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23

• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29

• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1

• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3

Get you diary marked if you want to plan ahead.

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