When is the next public holiday in the UAE? Here's a guide...
We have one coming up in October…
Another long weekend has just come to end, but don’t let that get you down as there’s another one to look forward to in the month of October.
And for even more good news, we have more coming up until the end of 2020 in November and December, with the potential to get long weekends.
As always, we’ll be sure to update you when the official date is announced…
Here’s a list of public holidays coming up in 2020
October 29 – Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday
The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is falling on Thursday October 29, which looks like a long three day weekend.
December 1 – Commemoration Day
Formerly referred to as Martyr’s Day, this holiday honours the Emiratis who have died while protecting their country. It falls on a Tuesday in 2020, and combined with two days off for UAE National Day (see below), this will mean a five-day long weekend.
December 2 and 3 – UAE National Day
2020 will mark the UAE’s 49th birthday, celebrating the unification of the seven emirates in 1971.
We’ll get two days off on Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3, so combined with Commemoration Day, will mean five days off for those that usually have Friday and Saturday as their weekend.