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2020 UAE HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in United Arab Emirates is

22nd March, SundayAl Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Ascension Day)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Ascension Day)
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Eid Al Fitr
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Eid Al Fitr Holiday 1
TuesdayTueMay 26, 2020May 26Eid Al Fitr Holiday 2
ThursdayThuJul 30, 2020Jul 30Arafat (Haj) Day
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
SaturdaySatAug 01, 2020Aug 01Eid Al Adha Holiday 1
SundaySunAug 02, 2020Aug 02Eid Al Adha Holiday 2
ThursdayThuAug 20, 2020Aug 20Al Hijri (Islamic New Year)
ThursdayThuOct 29, 2020Oct 29Birthday of Prophet Mohammad
TuesdayTueDec 01, 2020Dec 01Commemoration Day
WednesdayWedDec 02, 2020Dec 02National Day
ThursdayThuDec 03, 2020Dec 03National Day Holiday

Public Holidays in United Arab Emirates

Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Ascension Day)

Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Ascension Day)

Sunday Mar 22, 2020

The upcoming United Arab Emirates holiday Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Ascension Day) is in 63 days from today.

Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr

Sunday May 24, 2020

The upcoming United Arab Emirates holiday Eid Al Fitr is in 126 days from today.

Eid Al Fitr Holiday 1

Eid Al Fitr Holiday 1

Monday May 25, 2020

The upcoming United Arab Emirates holiday Eid Al Fitr Holiday 1 is in 127 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays UAE Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in UAE which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide UAE holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

The UAE has many holidays and observances where 14 of them get recognized nation wide. The public holidays are influenced by the Islamic religion and historical events of the empire. The King and his officials regulate public holidays dictating when the celebration should be held. The announcements of these holidays occur at the start of each year. These holidays are set using the moon sighting process. For this reason, each year the dates change. In UAE, the weekend falls on Friday and Saturdays.

A public holiday can be shifted to the end or beginning of the week if it occurs between two of the stipulated working days. The public sector has a lot of public holidays than private sectors. Some Islamic holidays can go for one week to three weeks. This time is used to plan and make the faithful trip to Mecca. These changes are defined and made from the Hijri calendar. The public sector employees get a paid day off which is not part of their annual leave. Residents in the city go on vacation and spend time with their families. Businesses close down during these holidays. Banks and government offices close down for the entire period of these holidays. Employees are required by law to have days off for the major holidays with pay. Those who have to report to work are given time off in the date of their choice which comes with pay.

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