As residents gear up for the last public holidays of 2022, it’s time to mark your calendars with all the upcoming public holidays in 2023.
If you’re looking to plan for next year in advance, the UAE cabinet has approved the official holidays for the UAE’s public and private sectors for 2023 to ensure employees of both sectors have equal time off.
Below, Emirates Woman outlines the official public holidays in the UAE for 2023.
New Year’s Day
There will be an official holiday to mark the first day of the calendar year – January 1, 2023.
Eid Al Fitr
The first day of Ramadan is predicted to fall around March 22, 2023, in the Gregorian calendar. The UAE cabinet confirmed Eid Al Fitr will be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. Per the Gregorian calendar, this will likely be from April 20 to April 23, 2023 with dates subject to the moon sighting.
Arafah Day & Eid Al Adha
A couple of months after Eid Al Fitr, the UAE will observe another public holiday, Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will be from Dhul Hijjah 9 to Dhul Hijjah 12. This could potentially be a six-day break, making it the longest holiday next year from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30.
Hijri New Year
Hijiri or Islamic New Year falls on will fall on July 21, 2023, which will mean a three-day weekend for UAE citizens and residents.
Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday
The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which will be September 29, 2023. This is a Friday, so it could be a three-day weekend for residents.
Commemoration Day and National Day
To close out 2023, those in the UAE will have another break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2 and December 3.
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As always, the final and official dates and public holiday eligibility for public sector employees and private sector employees are always determined by UAE authorities.
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