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Time To Start Planning: Remaining UAE Holidays in 2018

Shall we expect more holidays now that we got only six months for 2018?

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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

Commemoration Day

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

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