2016 Public Holidays in UAE
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Holidays bring cheer to every employee. And 2016 will not disappoint you in terms of Public Holidays in UAE. There are around 11 (Eleven) public holidays in 2016.
Employees in the UAE have the following public holidays as per UAE Labour Law:
- Hijra New Year – One day
- Christian New Year – One day
- Eid Al Fitr – Two days
- Eid Al Adha and Waqfa day – Three days
- Birthday of the Prophet – One day
- Ascension Day – One day
- Martyr’s Day – One day
- National Day – One day
Below is the list of 2016 public holidays in UAE (Dates)
|Date||Day||Number of days||Occasion|
|1-Jan||Friday||1||New Year's Day|
|5-May||Thursday||1||Lailat Al Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)|
|7-Jul||Thursday||2||Eid Al Fitr|
|11-Sep||Sunday||3||Eid Al Adha|
|2-Oct||Sunday||1||Al Hijra (Islamic New Year)|
|2-Dec||Friday||1||UAE National Day|
|12-Dec||Monday||1||Milad Un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)|
Note: Holidays as per Islamic calendar depend on the moon sighting. Hence, the holidays and occasions may change/differ from above list.
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