Both public and private sector employees were granted equal leave by the UAE Cabinet. In accordance with this decision, both public and private sectors in UAE will receive the same number of official holidays. In this article, we have listed all the Public Holidays in UAE for the year 2023.
Public Holidays UAE
Here is a list of public holidays in UAE applicable to both public and private sectors.
- Gregorian New Year: 1 January
- Eid Al Fitr: From 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal* (4 days)
- Arafah day and Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): From 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah* (4 days)
- Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year): 21 July 2023
- Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday: 29 September 2023
- UAE National Day: 2 and 3 December (2 days).
Public Holidays UAE 2023
UAE Cabinet (WAM) announces public and private holidays for the year 2023, on 27th November 2022. As part of the announcement, 1 January will be an official holiday in celebration of the New Year, 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal will be Eid Al Fitr, 9 Zul Hijjah will be Arafah Day, 10 to 12 Zul Hijjah will be Eid Al Adha, 21 July to be the official holiday in the occasion of the Islamic New Year. Also, the UAE public holidays calendar includes Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday holiday which is on 29 September, and 2 and 3 December as the National Day holidays.
*Note: Islamic holidays are determined according to moon sightings.
Spirit of the Union
On 2 December, the UAE celebrates its National Day to mark the emirates’ 1971 unification and formal nationalization.
“Spirit of the Union” will continue to be the official theme of the UAE’s National Day celebrations. The concept grew out of the vision and leadership of Sheikh Zayed Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder and President of the UAE. As a complement to the theme, the logo includes a silhouette of the iconic image of the first gathering of the Founding Fathers of the UAE on 2 December 1971.
We hope you like this guide about UAE national holidays 2022. If you have any questions about this guide you can ask us in the comment section.