UAE Holidays 2017


Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01
Jan 1
New Years Day
Monday April 24
Apr 24
Israa & Miaraj Night
Sunday June 25
Jun 25
Eid Al Fitr
Monday June 26
Jun 26
Eid Al Fitr Holiday* Probable holiday
Tuesday June 27
Jun 27
Eid Al Fitr Holiday* Probable holiday
Thursday August 31
Aug 31
Arafat (Haj) Day* Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Friday September 01
Sep 1
Eid Al Adha* Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday September 02
Sep 2
Eid Al Adha* Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday September 03
Sep 3
Eid Al Adha* Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 22
Sep 22
Hijri New Year’s Day* Islamic New Year
Thursday November 30
Nov 30
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
Thursday November 30
Nov 30
Martyrs’ Day
Saturday December 02
Dec 2
UAE National Day
Sunday December 03
Dec 3
UAE National Day Holiday

*Islamic holiday – Exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from the date given.



Curious to know about the UAE holidays 2017? Well, it won’t be wrong if we’ll call this year ‘the year of long weekends’ as it started on Sunday which gave the people to celebrate the new year for one more day.

Each year people from both private and public sector look forward for long weekend or some extra uae holidays 2017. After January, we must be a bit patient as the next uae holiday 2017 will be coming on Monday, April 24 – Israa & Miaraj Night, if you can have a day off on Sunday, April 23 then you can enjoy a spree of straight uae holidays 2017.

Per the mentioned calendar for uae holidays 2017 above, the second-long weekend will be on Sunday, June 24 – Eid Al Fitr. Let’s hope the lunar dates will stay up to our expectations and won’t affect the uae holidays 2017.

Buck up, there are more to go. We’ll be having another long weekend just after Eid Al Fitr, which is on Thursday, August 31 – Arafat Day.

The next uae holiday 2017 will be on Friday, September 1 – Eid Al Adha which is already a public holiday every week, so it will make us all sad. But that’s okay, because there’s many more uae holidays 2017 to hold up to.

Hijri’s New Year’s Day will be on Friday, September 22 as well. So it seems like we’ll lose couple of holidays out of our uae holidays 2017

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday and Martyr’s Day is coming on the same day, which is Thursday, November 30. So it’ll be another long weekend.

The next holidays are for UAE National Day 2017, on Saturday, December 2 and 3 so we will farewell our uae holidays 2017 by having a long weekend.