UAE Public Holidays 2019


 
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UAE bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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UAE Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
June  3 Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday
      4 Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
      5 Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
      6 Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday
Aug. 10 Sat Arafat Day
     11 Sun Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
     12 Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
     13 Tue Eid al Adha Holiday
     31 Sat Islamic New Year
Dec.    Sun Martyrs' Day (moved from Nov. 30)
        Mon National Day
        Tue National Day Holiday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

27 Dec 2018 UAE New Year 2019 Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE has announced that Tuesday, January 1, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in the UAE for both the public and private sectors.  20 Nov 2018 UAE 2018 Commemoration Day Not A Public Holiday (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Cabinet has decided to move this year's Commemoration Day from Friday, November 30, to Thursday, November 29, 2018, but not to observe it as a non-working public holiday in the UAE, as it was in the past.  17 Nov 2018 UAE 2018 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day, non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector and the private sector, as Sunday and Monday, December 2 and 3, 2018.  05 Nov 2018 UAE Public Holidays November 6 and 18 (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE cabinet has announced that the upcoming Mawlid Al Nabi, (birthday of the Prophet Muhammad) non-working public holiday in the UAE would be moved from November 20 to Sunday, November 18, to adjoin the preceding weekend.  03 Sep 2018 UAE Hijri New Year 1440 Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE's cabinet has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1440 non-working public sector holiday would be on Thursday, September 13, 2018, a date which, as per current legislation, was moved from September 11-12 to adjoin the following weekend.  14 Aug 2018 UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector of the UAE.  11 Aug 2018 UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Federal Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the public sector of the UAE.  12 Jun 2018 UAE 2018 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 29, 1439 AH.  30 Apr 2018 UAE Considering Regional Public Holidays (Emirates News Agency-WAM) Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Resolution No. 14 of 2018, which states that, with immediate effect, the dates of non-working public holidays in Dubai will be announced and specified by the Department of Human Resources of the Dubai Government, rather than the UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources.  11 Apr 2018 UAE 2018 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Emirates News Agency-WAM) The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj would fall on a weekend day, Saturday, April 14, 2018, and that no day in lieu would be given in compensation.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the UAE public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Workweek: The UAE introduced a five-day government working week in 1998, but left the private sector to make its own decisions.  Weekends: Since September 2006, weekends are Fridays and Saturdays, for civil servants. In theory, the change is optional for private sector companies.  UAE International Codes AE and ARE (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ae (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of UAE information and news: Central Bank of United Arab Emirates (UAE central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (UAE maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in UAE), and Wikipedia (includes UAE commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in UAE, may belong to a religious group that is not common in UAE, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to UAE.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in UAE that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for UAE were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for UAE, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of UAE, before planning any trip to UAE. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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