Listed below are the official U.S. holidays and the estimated UAE holidays that Embassy Abu Dhabi and Consulate General Dubai will observe during calendar year 2016.
The UAE government and religious authorities adjust dates of observance for some local holidays. Therefore, dates may vary from the estimates below.
|New Year’s Day (observed)||Dec 31, 2015||Thursday||USA|
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.||Jan 17, 2016||Sunday||USA|
|Washington’s Birthday**||Feb 14, 2016||Sunday||USA|
|The Prophet’s Ascension Day*||May 5, 2016||Thursday||UAE|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2016||Sunday||USA|
|Independence Day (observed)||July 4, 2016||Monday||USA|
|Eid Al Fitr*||July 7-9, 2016||Thurs-Sat||UAE|
|Labor Day||Sep 4, 2016||Sunday||USA|
|Arafat (Haj) Day*||Sep 12, 2016||Monday||UAE|
|Eid Al Adha*||Sep 13-15, 2016||Tues-Thurs||UAE|
|Islamic New Year*||Oct 2, 2016||Sunday||UAE|
|Columbus Day||Oct 9, 2016||Sunday||USA|
|Veterans Day (observed)||Nov 10, 2016||Thursday||USA|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 24, 2016||Thursday||USA|
|Martyr's Day||Nov 30, 2016||Wednesday||UAE|
|National Day||Dec 2, 2016||Friday||UAE|
|The Prophet’s Birthday*||Dec 12, 2016||Monday||UAE|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2016||Sunday||USA|
*Denotes UAE religious holidays. Dates for religious holidays are dependent upon the sighting of the moon and are likely to vary from the above estimated dates. Mission holidays will be determined and announced based upon the decision made by UAE Government authorities.