An employee who performs manual or industrial labor in Dubai, UAE Govt sectors are likely to have Fourteen (14 days holidays) this year; while private sectors in United Arab Emirates have Eleven (11 days holidays). In Middle East region, many of the national holidays for both public and private sectors have based on the occasion of the moon rather than fixed calander dates in hijri and global calendar.
We have the list of all Dubai Holidays 2016 for public sectors (same holidays for UAE):
|Occassion||Start Date||Days of week||No. of Days|
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1, 2016||Friday||1 Day off|
|Israa & Miraaj||May 5, 2016||Thursday||1 Day off|
|Beginning of Ramadan||Jun 6, 2016||Monday||-|
|Eid Al Fitr *||Jul 7, 2016||Thu/Fri/Sat||3 Days off|
|Arafat (Haj) Day*||Sep 10, 2016||Saturday||1 Day off|
|Eid Al Adha*||Sep 11, 2016||Sun/Mon/Tue||3 Days off|
|Hijri New Years Day*||Oct 2, 2016||Sunday||1 Day off|
|UAE Commemoration Day||Nov 30, 2016||Wed||1 Day off|
|UAE National Day||Dec 22, 2016||Fri/Sat||2 Days off|
|Prophet Mohammed Birthday* (PBUH)||Dec 12, 2016||Monday||1 Day off|
As we mention in above list of the public Dubai Holidays 2016, some of the holidays just fall in weekends (Friday and Sunday). Some of the occasion holiday no.of days is not mention in the above list because it vary of the moon sighting and may differ from the dates given possible.
New Year’s 2016 Holiday
As we all knew New Year holiday coming in January 2016 on Friday (weekend), the first day of the year on Friday and will not be transferred to another day it means no more extra holidays on New Year.
Israa & Miraaj 2016 Holiday
Israa is an Arabic word referring to the miraculous night of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Many Muslims spend night to studying Israa and Miraaj at their homes or gather in Masjid to perform prayers. As well many Muslims communities make special arrangement to explain the mysterious story of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) journey.
Beginning of Ramadan
Ramadan is the holy month in the Muslim Calender come in June 2016; the one when Muslims all over the world stop eating, drinking and spend their time to Ibadah according to their believes and pray more hopeful to receiving more blessing and being closer to Allah Hu Jalla Jalaluhu.
Eid Al Fitr 2016 Dubai
Holidays for Eid Al Fitr 2016 in Dubai, UAE start and end dates and are publicized at the end of Ramadan depending on moonsighting expected to be held in July 7, 2016 (3 Days holiday in Dubai on Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
Arafat Haj Day Holiday
It is the 2nd day of the Hajj and the period after is the 1st day of the Eid ul-Adha (Bakr-Eid also known as a day of Sacrifice). At dawn of this day, Hajjis performing Hajj will gather and make their way from Mina (also known as the Tent City in Makkah) to a neighboring hillside and plain known as Mount Arafat and the Plain of `Arafah.
Eid Ul Adha 2016 Dubai
Three Days Holiday start on 11 Sep, 2016 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). It is a Arabic name meaning Festival of the sacrifice (Bakra Eid). Is the 2nd religious holiday of Eid honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son, on Allah command through Jibrail (AS). On this day muslims sacrificed animal and share it to relatives, friends, community and poor peoples.
Hijri New Years Islamic Day
Al-Hijra is known as Islamic New Year holiday to be held on October 2, 2016 Sunday. Al Hijrah (Al-Hijra), the Islamic New Year, celebrated on the first day of Muharram ( Muharram ), the first month of the year, which are calendar professing Islam. In another holiday called – Muharram. As with all holidays for Muslims, the New Year based on the lunar calendar, so the beginning of the month of Muharram every year changes.