Dubai: The last holiday that UAE residents enjoyed was a three-day weekend with July 20, Friday off for Islamic New Year. Here's when you'll get your next day off work.
On November 27, 2022, the UAE announced the official public holiday calendar for 2023. UAE has unified public holidays for public and private sector employees.
The calendar mentions dates as per the Islamic calendar, many of which are often confirmed closer to the date. However, based on calculations of when these dates might fall, we have listed the approximate dates for when you should plan your break in 2023.
The UAE observes Commemoration Day on December 1 and it is usually marked as a day off for employees in the country. This is followed by National Day celebrations on December 2 and 3. The official calendar mentions December 2 and 3 as paid public holidays for UAE residents. These dates fall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - which would mean a three-day weekend off for most residents.
*All Islamic holidays are subject to confirmation by the UAE government after moon-sighting.