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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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Saturday January 1, 2022LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 2, 2022Winter holiday (end) (private schools)School holidays
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Sunday January 2, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday January 21, 2022Dubai MarathonSports events
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Monday January 24, 2022Arab HealthTradeshows
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Saturday February 19, 2022Car free dayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday February 20, 2022UAE TourSports events
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Monday February 21, 2022Dubaï Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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Monday February 28, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Isra and Mi'rajEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Dubai International Boat ShowTradeshows
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Monday March 21, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday March 24, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday April 17, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday April 30, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 1, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday May 6, 2022School holidays (end)School holidays
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Saturday May 7, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday June 28, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Thursday June 30, 2022Hadj Seasoncards/flowers
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Thursday July 7, 2022End of school year (private schools)School holidays
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Friday July 8, 2022Dry nightSpecial Events
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Friday July 8, 2022Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 17, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)School holidays
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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LABOUR RULES

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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.

New Year's Day

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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

Public holiday

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Sunday January 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Winter holiday (end) (private schools)

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Sunday January 2, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Sunday January 2, 2022
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

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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Dubai Marathon

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Friday January 21, 2022
Sports events : Www.dubaimarathon.org/ 2022 edition confirmed

Arab Health

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Monday January 24, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.arabhealthonline.com in Dubai 2022 edition confirmed

Car free day

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Saturday February 19, 2022
Culture :

UAE Tour

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Sunday February 20, 2022
Sports events : Cycling competition 2022 edition confirmed

Dubaï Tennis Championships

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Monday February 21, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Monday February 28, 2022
Special Events :

Isra and Mi'raj

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Culture : The two parts of a Night Journey that Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621

Dubai International Boat Show

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.boatshowdubai.com lasts 6 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 24, 2022
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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 (end)

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Sunday April 17, 2022
School holidays :

Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 28, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Saturday April 30, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
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School holidays (end)

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Friday May 6, 2022
School holidays :

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Saturday May 7, 2022
School holidays :

End of school year

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Tuesday June 28, 2022
School holidays :

Hadj Season

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Thursday June 30, 2022
cards/flowers : The word Hajj means to intend a journey , which connotes both the outward act of a journey and the inward act of intentions. It is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm. The gathering during Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world. The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita'ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati.

End of school year (private schools)

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Thursday July 7, 2022
School holidays : Private schools can end a few days later, depending on their scholar fulfilment

Dry night

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Friday July 8, 2022
Special Events : No alcohol served in shops, hotels, restaurants

Mount Arafat Day

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Friday July 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day the Prophet Abraham took his son Ishmael out into the wilderness to sacrifice him to God. As he raised the knife to take his only son's life in obedience to God's command, his hand was stopped and the Lord provided a ram in Ishmael's place.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 9, 2022
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad called Eid Al-Adha the best day of the year, since it is the last and biggest day of the annual pilgrimage.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)

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Sunday July 17, 2022
School holidays :

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :