Public Holidays in 2016 in UAE

2016 Public Holidays in UAE

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)

DateDayNumber of daysOccasion
1-JanFriday1New Year's Day
5-MayThursday1Lailat Al Miraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
7-JulThursday2Eid Al Fitr
11-SepSunday3Eid Al Adha
2-OctSunday1Al Hijra (Islamic New Year)
30-NovWednesday1Martyr's Day
2-DecFriday1UAE National Day
12-DecMonday1Milad 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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4 thoughts on “Public Holidays in 2016 in UAE

  1. Any site for discounts and interesting fun places during holidays? Is this site is good source?

  2. Hi i am working in typing center , my owner told me that you have to come tomorrow for work. What can i do now waiting for you reply.

  3. This year the Eid holidays are starting from 23 to 24. If you have saturday off, that means continuous 4 days.

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