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UAE Public and Private Holidays 2017

The Abu Dhabi Government has announced the list of public holidays planned for 2017.

"The following list shows the public holidays in the UAE for the year 2017. The official reference to determine Islamic occasions, such as the beginning of Ramadan or Haj, is the Hijri Calendar. It is based on the phases of the moon. Hence, the exact dates of Islamic events vary from one Gregorian year to another as they depend on the local sightings of the moon," the announcement reads.


All federal ministries, public departments and institutions will be closed on the following holidays:

Public Holidays in 2017
OccasionGregorian Year 2017Hijri Year 1438Holiday Duration
New YearJanuary 1 1
Israa wal Miraj Night*April 2427 Rajab1
Ramadan expected to begin*May 271 Ramadan-
Eid Al Fitr*June 251 Shawwal3
Haj season*August 231 Dhu Al-Hijjah-
Arafat Day*August 319 Dhu Al-Hijjah1
Eid Al Adha*September 110 Dhu Al-Hijjah3
Hijri New Years Day*September 221 Muharram 14391
Commemoration DayNovember 30 1
Prophet Mohammeds Birthday*November 3012 Rabi Al-Awwal1
UAE National DayDecember 2/3 2

* Please remember for Islamic holidays; exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from date given.

| Modified: May 9, 2017 | Author:

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