Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi the capital city of United Arab Emirates

Public holidays in the UAE for 2023

2023 is just around the corner, and the anticipation of UAE public holidays. The UAE government has announced that there will be 11 public holidays in the UAE for 2023.

List of official holidays in the government and private sectors for the year 2023

1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
20 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 AprSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
23 AprSunEid al-Fitr Holiday
27 JunTueArafat Day
28 JunWedEid al-Adha
29 JunThuEid al-Adha Holiday
30 JunFriEid al-Adha Holiday
21 JulFriIslamic New Year
29 SepFriProphet Muhammad’s Birthday
1 DecFriCommemoration Day
2 DecSatNational Day
3 DecSunNational Day Holiday
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The first holiday will be on January 1st, 2023, marking New Year’s Day. This is followed by Prophet Muhammad’s birthday on February 14th and Israa & Miraj’s Night on March 13th. April 13th marks Ramadan Eid Al Fitr, while May 24th celebrates Saudi Arabia’s Unification Day.

On June 11th comes Ramadan Eid Al Adha, followed by Hijri New Year on July 3rd and Arafat Day on July 22nd. The Commemoration Day holiday falls on August 31st, while November 18 brings the National Day of UAE. Christmas is an official public holiday in Dubai, while December 2nd marks Prophet Muhammad’s Accession to Heaven (Ascension).

As we look forward to 2023, filled with festive days off from work or school for citizens, residents, and visitors alike, let us take this opportunity to remind everyone to plan for any travel plans that coincide with these dates to avoid disappointment!

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