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Dubai to announce its own public holiday dates



Dubai’s Department of Human Resources will be making its own announcements for public holidays from now on. This means that public holiday dates in Dubai could differ from those experienced in the rest of nation.

According to a new resolution signed just yesterday (Tuesday, April 24), the department will announce the dates of the holidays “as declared by competent authorities in the UAE”.

According to international news agency WAM, “The Department shall specify the dates concerning the declared holiday, taking into consideration the working mechanisms and hours of governmental bodies and organisations.”

Previously, public holidays for both the public and private sector were announced by the country’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The resolution follows the UAE’s first public holiday this year, Isra’a Wal Miraj, which took place on Saturday, 14 April.

Unless stated otherwise, the remaining public holiday dates are as follows:

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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