Here’s all the UAE public holidays for 2023

Time to get booking time off!

2022 is not over but most of us have got our eyes firmly set on 2023 and the places we can book to visit and explore.

To help us do that, the UAE government recently announced the holiday calendar for the public and private sector for the year 2023.

The dates were released on the UAE Government’s official Twitter handle.


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The first holiday of the year will be New Year’s Day, followed by Eid Al Fitr.


Here’s the list:


New Year’s Day: January 1


Eid Al Fitr: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3

Arafat Day: Dhul Hijjah 9

Eid Al Adha: Dhul Hijjah 10-12

Hijri New Year: 21 July

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: 29 September

UAE National Day: 2-3 December


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A Brit in the Middle East for 25 years and counting, Derek loves scouring the streets for those under-the-radar cultural gems. And when he’s not putting Yalla – Abu Dhabi magazine to bed, you’ll find him working out at the gym.