Public holidays 2020 in Dubai: here are all the dates

Expect to have some time off work

Public holidays 2020 in Dubai: here are all the dates

Looking forward to some time off work later this year? There are some public holidays in Dubai confirmed, with some likely dates to expect too.

All public holidays for the rest of 2020 have already been announced by the UAE Government for the rest of 2020.

Some holidays, however, are dependent on the sighting of the moon and will be confirmed closer to the time.

It is predicted Eid al-Adha will fall on Thursday July 30.

Eid al-Adha is based on the sighting of the moon, and an exact date will be announced closer to the time.

Next, in August, Islamic New Year will be celebrated with a public holiday on Sunday August 23 giving many workers a three-day weekend.

In October, Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Birthday will be celebrated with a public holiday on Thursday October 29, giving Dubai residents and citizens another long weekend.

Commemoration Day will once again be celebrated on December 1 in 2020, which falls on a Tuesday.

The UAE’s 49th National Day will then be recognised on December 2 and 3, so with the Commemoration Day holiday, those who work in Dubai will enjoy three days of holidays and some will enjoy a five-day weekend.

Here are all the dates for your diary for 2020:

• Eid al-Adha – Predicted to fall on Thursday July 30 (depending on moon sighting)

• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23

• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29

• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1

• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3

Get you diary marked if you want to plan ahead.

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