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Guide to UAE public holidays in 2018

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If your New Year’s resolution involves going on more holidays, then it may help to know when you’re likely to have time off. The days off work will vary between those who work in the public and private sector – and remember that holidays are subject to change based on moon sightings.

Friday, June 15* – Eid Al Fitr  (2 days)
Monday, August 20* – Arafat (Haj) Day
Tuesday, August 21* – Eid Al Adha (3 days)
Tuesday, September 11* – Al Hijri (Islamic New Year)
Tuesday, November 20* – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH)
Friday, November 30 – Commemoration Day
Sunday, December 2 – UAE National Day

*Holiday dates are dependent on moon sightings

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