List of 2020 Public Holidays in UAE: The government of the UAE has announced the list of public holidays for private and public sector employees for 2020. But, since some holidays are based on the moon’s appearance, the exact dates can change closer to the time.

So, maybe not booking any trips yet will be confirmed in the coming months as an official confirmation of each.

Previously announced holidays in 2019 and 2020, the UAE Cabinet would be the same for public and private sector employees, meaning UAE citizens could have up to 15 days of public holidays in 2020.

List of 2020 Public Holidays in UAE

SNODATENAMETYPE
1January 01, 2020New YearNational Holiday
2May 22, 2020Eid Ul FitrNational Holiday
3May 23, 2020Eid Ul FitrNational Holiday
4May 24, 2020Eid Ul FitrNational Holiday
5May 25, 2020Eid Ul FitrNational Holiday
6May 26, 2020Eid Ul FitrNational Holiday
7July 30, 2020Arafat DayNational Holiday
8July 31, 2020Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National Holiday
9August 01, 2020Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National Holiday
10August 02, 2020Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National Holiday
11August 23, 2020Islamic New YearNational Holiday
12October 29, 2020Milad Un NabiObservance
13December 01, 2020Commemoration DayNational Holiday
14December 02, 2020National DayNational holiday
15December 03, 2020National DayNational holiday

Islamic holidays are based on the Hijri calendar:

  • New Year (Gregorian New Year): 1 January
  • Eid Al Fitr: From the last day of the Islamic month of Ramadan to 3 Shawwal * (4 days)
  • Eid Ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Arafah: From 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah * (4 days)
  • Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year): 1 Muharram * in 2020
  • Commemoration Day: 1 December
  • Nationa Day: 2 December