United Arab Emirates

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in the United Arab Emirates for 2022 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 Saturday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 2nd Sunday New Year's Day (Observed) Long weekend.
March 1st Tuesday Muhammad's Ascension to Heaven
March 20th Sunday March Equinox
March 21st Monday Mother's Day
May 1st Sunday Day before the Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
May 2nd Monday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 3rd Tuesday Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 4th Wednesday Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 5th Thursday Fourth Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
June 21st Tuesday Father's Day
June 21st Tuesday June Solstice
July 9th Saturday Day of Arafah
July 10th Sunday Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
July 11th Monday Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
July 12th Tuesday Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
July 30th Saturday Islamic New Year's Day
September 23rd Friday September Equinox
October 8th Saturday Birth of the Prophet
December 1st Thursday Commemoration Day Long weekend.
December 2nd Friday National Day
December 3rd Saturday Day after National Day
December 21st Wednesday December Solstice
December 31st Saturday 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.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
$ curl -G -d country="AE" -d year="2022" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "AE",
  "year": "2022",
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
  country: 'AE',
  year: '2022',
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'AE',
  'year' => '2022',
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "AE"
$Body.year = "2022"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AE',
  'year': '2022',
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AE',
  'year': '2022',