Public Holidays 2013 in Dubai

As an emirate within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai celebrates the same public holidays with the other emirates. Most public holidays in Dubai are taken from Islamic festivals except the International New Year’s Day and the UAE National Day.

The Islamic festivals use Islamic lunar calendar as the basis, thus the dates of the festivals keep changing from year to year according to Gregorian (Western) calendar. Since the Islamic festivals are determined through moon-sightings, the dates of certain festivals are usually announced adjacent with the actual dates.

The 2013 Dubai public holidays calendar below is only an estimation. Therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the Dubai public holidays calendar for the year of 2013.

List Of 2013 Dubai Public Holidays

Below is the list of Dubai public holidays for calendar year 2013

New Year’s Day
International New Year’s Day
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Milad un Nabi
The birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Thursday, 24 January 2013

Lailat al Miraj
Ascension of the Prophet – Isra Miraj
Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Start of Ramadan
The 1st day of Ramadan according to Islamic lunar calendar
Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Eid-al-Fitr
The end of Ramadan fasting month – Eid-al-Fitr
(3 days public holidays)
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Friday, 9 August 2013
Saturday, 10 August 2013

Arafat (Haj) Day
Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Hajj or Pilgrimage for Muslims.
Monday, 14 October 2013

Eid-al-Adha
Feast of sacrifice in Islamic tradition – Qurban
(3 days public holidays)
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013

Al-Hijra
Islamic New Year
Monday, 4 November 2013

UAE National Day
The UAE’s formal independence from the UK
Monday, 2 December 2013

Happy Dubai Holidays 2013!