The Abu Dhabi government issued a statement on the government portal earlier this week to announce the list of public holidays for 2018.
November 30 of every year will be observed as ‘Martyr’s Day’ and will be a public holiday as a tribute to the sacrifices offered by the nation’s martyrs and its loyal people, said the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. December 2, the ‘UAE National Day’ is also listed as a public holiday.
The Hijri Calendar is the official reference to determine Islamic occasions. Since the Hijri Calendar is based on the phases of the moon, the exact dates of Islamic events vary depending on the local sightings of the moon. Hence the Islamic event dates listed below are tentative dates only and should not be considered as an official announcement. Public holidays will be announced by official authorities once they’re confirmed.
New Year – 1st January 2018
Ramadan expected to begin – 16th May 2018
Eid Al Fitr – 14th June 2018 (3 days)
Haj season – 12th August 2018
Arafat Day – 20th August 2018
Eid Al Adha – 21st August 2018 (3 days)
Hijri New Year Day – 11th September 2018
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s birthday – 19th November 2018
Martyr’s Day – 30th November 2018
UAE National Day – 2nd & 3rd December 2018