Posted on December 29, 2022 by Driven Properties Latam
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates has announced the dates of the holidays for the public and private sectors in 2023.
The first holiday will be New Year's Day, followed by Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, in April.
Eid Al Fitr marks the beginning of the Islamic month Shawwal. The Cabinet detailed that the holidays will be between Ramadan 29 and Shawwal 3, which is expected to be from April 20 to 23.
Then comes Arafat Day, the second day of the week-long Hajj pilgrimage, which will take place on the 9th of Dhu Al Hijja, which is expected to be June 27th.
Arafat Day will be followed by Eid Al Adha, one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. It will fall between Dhu Al Hijja 10-12, expected to be June 28-30.
The holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year falls on July 21.
The anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed with a public holiday, September 29.
The festivities for National Day will be on December 2 and 3.
Holidays for 2023
When is the next public holiday in 2022?
Employees in the public and private sectors will have a long weekend at the beginning of December. Thursday, December 1, will be an official holiday to mark Remembrance Day, followed by National Day festivities on December 2 and 3. With Sunday off, employees will return to work on Monday, December 5.