With the end of 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to go ahead and mark our calendars with the dates of 2019’s public holidays in the UAE.
Exact dates of Islamic celebrations may vary depending on the sighting of the moon, but it’s a good indication of when can we expect major holidays and events to fall.
In 2019, Ramadan is expected to start at the beginning of May, and the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday is likely to start from June 4.
Reportedly, Eid al-Adha is likely to be a three-day break and will start from August 12, Friday, giving away three work-free days.
That means Hijri New Year’s Day is likely to fall on Sunday, September 1.
Below are the anticipated UAE public holidays for the year 2019. The exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from dates given.
- Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day
- Wednesday, April 3 Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (Prophet's Ascension)
- Monday, May 6 Start of Ramadan
- Tuesday, June 4 Eid Al-Fitr
- Sunday, August 11 Arafat (Haj) Day
- Monday, August 12 Eid Al-Adha
- Sunday, September 1 Hijri (Islamic New Year)
- Sunday, November 10 Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday
- Saturday, November 30 UAE Commemoration Day
- Monday, December 2 UAE National Day