UAE Public Holiday List 2023 Revealed! We Know You’ve Been Waiting For This. Details Inside!

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Planning a vacation in 2023 but don’t know about the holidays yet? Well, we are here with the UAE public holiday list for 2023. You can look forward to 14 public holidays in 2023 to plan your amazing trip in advance. Check out the UAE public holiday list and mark your calendars! 

UAE Public Holiday List Revealed!


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On New Year’s Day of 2023, there will be the first UAE public holiday of the year. It falls on a Sunday.

After this, there will be an additional 13 public holidays waiting for you. Eid al-Fitr predicted to happen on April 20, 21, 22, and 23, will be the first of them. It is the first day after the month-long period of fasting and prayer, known as Ramadan and the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The days are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, which suggests a potential four-day weekend. And an opportunity for you to plan your staycation or a getaway to a beautiful destination with your family. 

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Arafat Day, the second day of the seven-day Hajj pilgrimage, which is scheduled for June 27, comes next. The Feast of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, immediately follows Arafat Day. It is anticipated to be observed on June 28, 29, and 30. Moreover, it is one of the most significant UAE public holidays in the Muslim calendar. It doesn’t harm to make plans ahead of time since Dubai will only make official announcements on the dates of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha based on pertinent moon sightings. 

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You will observe a UAE public holiday on July 21st to commemorate the Islamic New Year, which falls on the Islamic lunar calendar’s first day, Muharram. Then, on September 29th, there is a public holiday in honour of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

And lastly, December 2023 will mark the end of the public holiday season. Commemoration Day is on December 1, National Day is on December 2 and 3. 

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How Many UAE Public Holidays Are Left In 2022? 

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The UAE National Day festivities, which take place on December 1 and 2, and three additional holidays, all of which occur on November 30, are the last remaining holidays for inhabitants of the UAE. So, these are the days when you can still plan a staycation or family getaway. 

UAE Public Holiday List 2023

Here is the list of public holidays in 2023:

  • Happy New Year – January 1
  • Eid-al-Fitr – April 20, 21, 22, and 23
  • Arafat Day: June 27
  • Eid al-Adha – June 28, 29 and 30 
  • Islamic New Year – July 21
  • The Birthday of Prophet Muhammad – September 29
  • Commemoration Day –  December 1 
  • National Day – December 2 and 3 

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So, mark these UAE public holidays on your calendars and start planning your trip with your friends and family. Stay tuned with Curly Tales for more information. 

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