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Dubai Holidays – Dates for UAE Public Holidays 2014 – 2015

Dubai Holidays – Dates for UAE Public Holidays 2014 – 2015

Dubai holidays – dates for UAE public holidays in 2014 and 2015. Note, exact days will vary according to the Islamic calendar.

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UPDATE: Next major holiday dates in the UAE:  EID AL FITR will be a TWO day holiday (for the private sector) with companies expected to give either Sunday and Monday, or Monday and Tuesday off. The public sector will get 5 working days running from the 27th to 31st July, a 9-day holiday.  

Islamic holidays that fall onto a weekend do not translate into holidays from work, or do not necessarily translate. This will be up to the discretion of your employer. If Eid falls on a weekend for example, there may be no actual holiday from work, although of course it remains a deeply religious event and celebration.

Schools are usually treated as public sector entities which means they get longer holidays than private sector companies. This can cause some difficulty for parents in private sector companies that will have to find cover for their children. Eid for example, is usually a 5 day holiday for the public sector, and a 2 day holiday for the private sector.

If you are new to the UAE note that holidays that you have come to expect do not travel. If you’re from Europe or the US forget Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas holidays – although do expect the telephone lines to go dead to Europe/US. If you’re from India, forget the likes of Diwali, but still expect the lights to come on across balconies across the emirates.

Note: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai holidays are consistent across the UAE.

 

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UAE Public Holidays 2014

1st January 2014 New Year’s Day 1 day
13th January 2014 Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday (PBUH) 1 day
13th January 2014  Israa & Miaraj Night (Night of Ascension) 1 day
27 -312t July 2014 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) 2 days for the private sector. 5 for the public sector. Companies will be able to give either Sunday and Monday, or Monday and Tuesday off. The public sector holiday will run from the 27th to 31st, a 9-day holiday including the weekends.
3rd October 2014 Arafat Day 1 day
4th October 2014 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) 2 days for the private sector. Up to 5 for the public sector. Note Eid will be 2 days but whether those days are holiday days depends upon whether Eid falls during the working week.
25th October 2014 Hijra New Year’s Day 1 day

 

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  1. waqar Hameed says
    January 25, 2014, 10:40 am

    Thanks ….
    to update us .. keep it up ..

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