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Government Announces All Official Public Holidays in UAE For 2018

Planning your upcoming travel holidays for 2018 just got a little easier. The Abu Dhabi government has announced the official list of UAE publics holidays 2018. Here’s what you should know…

A guide to UAE public holidays 2018:

All federal government departments and ministries will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1… (1 day off)
  • Israa Wal Miraj: April 13… (1 day off)
  • Start of Ramadan: May 16
  • Eid Al Fitr: June 14 to 16…. (3 days off)
  • Start of Hajj season: August 12
  • Arafat Day: August 20… (1 day off)
  • Eid Al Adha: August 21 to 23… (3 days off)
  • Hijri New Year: September 11… (1 day off)
  • Prophet’s birthday (pbuh): November 19… (1 day off)
  • Martyrs’ Day: November 30… (1 day off)
  • UAE National Day: December 2 and 3 … (2 days off)

Islamic holidays are subject to moon sighting and dates may change slightly. We’ll be updating this list throughout the year as dates are confirmed.

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