United Arab Emirates

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in the United Arab Emirates for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

The UAE, sometimes called the Emirates, is the State of the United Arab Emirates. This country is located in Western Asia. Home to the man made islands in Dubai, this country was founded on December, 2, 1971. The official language is Arabic, and Islam is the official religion.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday Durin's Day
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
February 23rd Sunday Founder's Day
February 29th Saturday Leap Day
March 3rd Tuesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
March 21st Saturday Muhammad's Ascension to Heaven
March 21st Saturday Mother's Day
April 5th Sunday First Contact Day
April 6th Monday Second Contact Day
April 23rd Thursday First Day of Ramadan
May 10th Sunday Whacking Day
May 21st Thursday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 22nd Friday Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
May 23rd Saturday Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 24th Sunday Fourth Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 25th Monday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
May 25th Monday Fifth Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
June 22nd Monday Summerween
July 4th Saturday Freedom Day
July 29th Wednesday Day of Arafah
July 30th Thursday Feast of the Sacrifice
July 31st Friday Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
August 1st Saturday Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
August 18th Tuesday Mail Order Catalog Day
August 19th Wednesday Islamic New Year's Day
August 25th Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 20th Sunday Unification Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
September 29th Tuesday Hive Day
October 28th Wednesday Birth of the Prophet
October 31st Saturday Harry Potter Day
November 24th Tuesday Hogswatch
December 1st Tuesday Commemoration Day
December 2nd Wednesday National Day
December 3rd Thursday Day after National Day
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 23rd Wednesday Festivus
December 25th Friday Decemberween
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="AE" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"