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Public holidays in UAE 2023; Residents to enjoy three long weekends

Public and private sectors get equal number of official holidays in the UAE

by Tanvir Awan
Public holidays in UAE 2023.

The UAE’s cabinet announced public holidays for 2023. Apart from the UAE, we have compiled a list of public holidays in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait in 2023.

The UAE residents will get three long weekends in the coming year, including a six-day long break, according to the official list of holidays released by the the Emirati authorities.

Public and private sectors get equal number of official days off in the UAE.

Full list of public holidays in UAE 2023.

  • New Year holiday: January 1
  • Eid Al Fitr: From Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3
  • Arafah Day: Dhul Hijjah 9
  • Eid Al Adha: Dhul Hijjah 10-12
  • Hijri New Year: July 21
  • Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 29
  • UAE National Day: December 2-3

Eid Al Fitr would be from April 20 till April 23. Dates are subject to moon-sighting.

Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha holiday will be from June 27 to June 30. Residents with Saturday-Sunday days off will likely get a six-day weekend, the longest in 2023.

Hijri New Year will fall on July 21. Those with Saturday-Sunday off will get a three-day weekend in the emirates.

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday is on September 29. At this occasion, residents will also enjoy a three-day weekend.

Saudi Arabia public holidays in 2023

  • Founding Day 2023: February 23
  • Eid Al Fitr 2023: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (April 20-23)
  • Arafat Day 2023: Dhul Hijjah 9 (June 27)
  • Eid Al Adha 2023: Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (June 28 June 30)
  • Saudi Arabia National Day: September 23

Qatar public holidays in 2023

  • National Sports Day 2023: February 14
  • Eid Al Fitr 2023: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (April 20-23)
  • Arafat Day 2023: Dhul Hijjah 9 (June 27)
  • Eid Al Adha 2023: Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (June 28 June 30)
  • National Day: December 18

Oman public holidays in 2023

  • Hijri New Year (Muharram 1st)
  • Prophet’s birthday (12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal)
  • Isra and Miraj (27th of the month of Rajab)
  • National Day (November 18-19)
  • The day the Sultan assumed the reins of power in the country (January 11)
  • Eid Al Fitr: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (April 20-23)
  • Eid Al Adha 2023: Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (June 27 June 30)

Kuwait public holidays in 2023

  • Al-Israa wal Miraaj (Prophet’s Ascension) 2023: February 18
  • National Day: February 25
  • National Day: February 26
  • Eid Al Fitr 2023: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (April 20-23)
  • Arafat Day 2023: Dhul Hijjah 9 (June 27)
  • Eid Al Adha 2023: Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (June 28 June 30)
  • Hijri New Year: July 21
  • Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 29

Bahrain public holidays in 2023

  • Eid Al Fitr 2023: Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (April 20-23)
  • Arafat Day 2023: Dhul Hijjah 9 (June 27)
  • Eid Al Adha 2023: Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (June 28 June 30)
  • Labour Day: May 1
  • Hijri New Year: July 21
  • Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 29
  • National Day: December 16

Exact dates and observances are subject to change depending on moon-sighting committees and governments in each country.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

 

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