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Public holidays

  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Stadium Fireworks
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Yas Parade
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Yas Parade
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Yas Parade
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Corniche celebrations
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Planes
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Planes
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Emirates Palace national  Colours
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Emirati Boy Celebrations
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Emirati Girl Celebrations
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Sh Zayed Grand Mosque Projections
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Sh Zayed Grand Mosque Projections
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Sh Zayed Grand Mosque Projections
  • 4th National Day Dec 2011 Fort Projections
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Fort Projections
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Stadium Fireworks
  • 40th National Day Dec 2011 Stadium Fireworks

There are two types of public holidays in Abu Dhabi – fixed holidays (such as the National Day or the New Year day), and Islamic holidays, which are subject to moon sighting, and their dates vary each year.

Federal ministries, public departments and government institutions are closed during public holidays.

Occasion
  Gregorian year 2014   Hijri year 
1435
  Holiday 
duration
New Year   1 Jan 2014   1   1
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday*   13Jan 2014   12 Rabi' Al-Awwal   1
Israa & Miaraj Night*   26 May2014   27 Rajab   1
Ramadan expected to begin*   28Jun 2014   1 Ramadan   0
Eid Al Fitr*   28 July 2014   1 Shawwal   3
Arafat Day*   3 Oct 2014   9 Dhu Al-Hijjah   1
Eid Al Adha*   4 Oct 2014   10 Dhu Al-Hijjah   3
Hijri New Year's Day*   25 Oct 2014   1 Muharram 1436
  1
UAE National Day   2/3 Dec 2014  
  2

(Source Abu Dhabi e-government portal)

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