UAE public holidays announced: 14 days to enjoy in 2023!

UAE public holidays announced: 14 days to enjoy in 2023!

Monday 30 January 2023Wed 16 Feb
UAE public holidays announced: 14 days to enjoy in 2023!

As we make it to the end of January, there’s been one thing on our minds - what does the year ahead look like for holidays and when can we book that next getaway?

Well the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here - the UAE has announced its public holidays for 2023! Here’s a list of 14 days we can look forward to this year:

1. Eid al Fitr: April 20, 21, 22 and 23

2. Arafat Day: June 27

3. Eid al Adha: June 28, 29, 30

4. Islamic New Year: July 19

5. The Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday: September 27

6. Commemoration Day: December 1

7. National Day: December 2, 3

Book that staycation, as Eid-Al-Fitr falls on a blissful four-day weekend starting on Thursday, April 20th until Sunday, April 23rd. There’s already various resorts offering eye-catching deals you’ll not want to miss out on!


Although dates for both Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha will only be announced in Dubai according to relevant moon sightings, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead!

Arafat Day, the second day of the week-long Hajj pilgrimage, is set to take place on June 27. The four-day celebration opens doors for a four-day break which can potentially turn into a seven-day break if you factor in the weekend of July 1 and 2, so plan smartly!

Next up, we have the first day of the Islamic New Year, marking Muharram on Wednesday, July 19th. So, for those of you looking to enjoy some down-time on hump-day, this one’s for you.

The Prophet Muhhamed’s (PBUH) falls on a Wednesday this year, on September 27th.

Finally, we can expect another three-day weekend for Commemoration Day which is on Friday, December 1st, followed by National Day on Saturday, December 2nd.

There’s no better time for a staycay than during the public holidays - and with everyone excited to enjoy some well-deserved time away from their desk, early bookings are always recommended.

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