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Consulate Holidays

Holiday Schedule

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 2014.

The UAE government and religious authorities adjust dates of observance for some local holidays.  Therefore, dates may vary from the estimates below.

Holiday Schedule

Occasion

Date

Day

Country

New Years Day

   Jan 1, 2014

Wednesday

USA

The Prophet's Birthday*

Jan 13, 2014

Monday

USA

Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 19, 2014

Sunday

UAE

Washington's Birthday

Feb 16, 2014

Sunday

USA

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Monday

USA

The Prophet's Ascension Day*

May 27, 2014

Tuesday

UAE

Independence Day (observed)

July 3, 2014

Thursday

USA

Eid Al Fitr*

July 29-31, 2014

Tues-Thurs

UAE

Labor Day

Aug 31, 2014

Sunday

USA

Arafat (Haj) Day*

Oct 4, 2014

Saturday

USA

Eid Al Adha*

Oct 5-6, 2014

Sun-Mon

UAE

Columbus Day

Oct 12, 2014

Sunday

UAE

Islamic New Year*

Oct 25, 2014

Saturday

UAE

Veteran's Day

Nov 11, 2014

Tuesday

USA

Thanksgiving Day

Nov 27, 2014

Thursday

USA

National Day

Dec 2, 2014

Tuesday

UAE

Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2014

Thursday

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.