United Arab Emirates

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in the United Arab Emirates for 2021 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
March 3rd Wednesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 10th Wednesday Muhammad's Ascension to Heaven
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
March 21st Sunday Mother's Day
April 12th Monday First Day of Ramadan
May 10th Monday Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
May 11th Tuesday Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 12th Wednesday Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 13th Thursday Fourth Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 14th Friday Fifth Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
June 21st Monday June Solstice
June 21st Monday Father's Day
July 18th Sunday Day of Arafah
July 19th Monday Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
July 20th Tuesday Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
July 21st Wednesday Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
August 9th Monday Islamic New Year's Day Long weekend.
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
October 18th Monday Birth of the Prophet
December 1st Wednesday Commemoration Day
December 2nd Thursday National Day
December 3rd Friday Day after National Day Long weekend.
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 31st Friday 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="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"