UAE public holidays: when is the next long weekend?

Residents only have to wait until August 12 to enjoy another national holiday

As people across the UAE enjoy the four-day Eid Al Adha break, many are already planning what to do for the next public holiday.

So when is the next holiday in the UAE?

The good news is we have less than a month to wait for the next national holiday.

On August 12, people can expect another day off for Hijri New Year. The holiday falls on a Thursday, which means another long weekend.

Also referred to as the Islamic New Year, the day marks the beginning of a new lunar year.

Following the Hijri New Year, the next public holiday is expected to fall about two months later.

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

People across the country will likely get one working day off on October 21, for Prophet Mohammed's Birthday. It is due to fall on a Thursday, which again could mean the chance to enjoy another long weekend.

Commemoration Day and UAE National Day

For those hoping for a public holiday in November, there is no such luck. There are, however, a few days off in December.

Commemoration Day is marked on December 1 in memory of Emirati martyrs.

The public holiday, previously known as Martyrs' Day, was initially observed on November 30 but was formally moved to December 1 in 2019.

Commemoration Day falls on a Wednesday this year and will be combined with UAE National Day, which takes place on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3.

With these two public holidays, people across all seven Emirates will wrap up the end of the year with a four-day weekend.

Updated: July 25th 2021, 8:03 AM