Time To Start Planning: Remaining UAE Holidays in 2018
Shall we expect more holidays now that we got only six months for 2018?
It depends on your workplace. If you're working in a public sector, you've got a chance to have more holidays than those in private sectors.
We've sorted out the remaining holidays for the rest of the year -- whether you want to plan ahead a travel or you look forward to an event, we got your back.
Eid Al Fitr
The holiday is a celebration which marks the end of Ramadan (which is forecast to end on June 15 or 16). It is a time to show kindness to others and love for Allah.
Date: (Tentative) June 15 or 16 No. of days: 2
Arafat (Haj) Day
Arafat Day is the second day of the annual haj (or pilgrimage). The holiday takes place the day before the start of Eid Al Adha
Date: (Tentative) August 21 No. of days: 1
Eid Al Adha
The holiday honours Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah.
Date: (Tentative) August 22 to 23 No. of days: 2
Al Hijri - Islamic New Year
Al Hijri is the Islamic New Year. Expected to fall on Tuesday, September 11.
Date: September 11 No.of days: 1
Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday
In Arabic, the holiday is referred to as Eid Al Mawlid an Nabawi.
Date: November 20 No. of days: 1
The day was declared by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in 2015 to honour Emiratis who have died for their country.
Date: November 30 No. of days: 1
UAE National Day
It marks the UAE's Union Day between the seven emirates which was followed by the joining of the seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, in 1972
Date: December 2 No. of days: 1