UAE’s upcoming public holiday; All you need to know

Recently UAE celebrated the birthday of Prophet Muhhamad as UAE authorities announced aid public holiday in the private sector on October 8. If you are looking for another public holiday, here are some of them.

Recently UAE celebrated the birthday of Prophet Muhammad as UAE authorities announced aid public holiday in the private sector on October 8. If you are looking for another public holiday, here are some of them.

So as winter in Dubai approaches, there is one big question on everyone’s mind:


When is the next UAE public holiday?

This year, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday fell on Saturday, October 8, a paid leave for the private sector in the UAE.

The UAE’s private sector workers had a holiday and paid leave to mark the occasion.

What are UAE public holidays still to come in 2022?

The following two big celebrations in the UAE calendar are Commemoration Day, known as Martyr’s Day, and UAE National Day.

Commemoration Day is observed on November 30, but the public holiday for the private sector is on December 1.

Immediately after this, the UAE celebrates National Day, which falls on December 2 and 3, a Friday and Saturday this year.

Combined with the regular weekend on Sunday, most UAE residents will celebrate a long four-day weekend.


This will be the last public holiday of the year.

The UAE’s National Day falls annually on December 2 and marks the UAE’s traditional nationalisation and the start of the merger of the emirates in 1971.

In 2022, that means Commemoration Day will be on Thursday, December 1, and the 51st UAE National Day will start on Friday, December 2. Two days’ public holiday is granted for National Day, meaning Saturday, December 3, will also be a paid holiday for the private sector.

As it falls over the weekend, celebrations across the UAE, which generally include massive fireworks displays, will last until Sunday.

This will mean at least two days off for the public and private sectors on Thursday and Friday – making it a four-day weekend.

There’s nothing better than a bank holiday for switching off and gleefully skipping into the sunset of a long weekend. Whether you’re hoping to try new restaurants, get together with the whole family, or have a road trip – there’s so much to do in the UAE; we don’t blame you for wanting an extra day off.

What public holidays have we already had?

This year, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday fell on Saturday, October 8, a paid holiday for the private sector across the nation.

Eid Al-Fitr 2022 started on Monday, May 2 and lasted until Wednesday, May 4, which meant private sector workers had three days off to start the week.

Arafat Day fell on Friday, July 8. And this was followed by the Eid Al-Adha 2022 began on Saturday, July 9, and continued until Monday, July 11, meaning we enjoyed a lovely four-day long weekend.


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