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.
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1, 2015||Thursday||USA|
|The Prophet’s Birthday*||Jan 3, 2015||Saturday||UAE|
|Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.||Jan 18, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|Washington’s Birthday**||Feb 15, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|The Prophet’s Ascension Day*||May 15, 2015||Friday||UAE|
|Memorial Day||May 24, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|Independence Day (observed)||July 5, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|Eid Al Fitr*||July 18-20, 2015||Sat-Mon||UAE|
|Labor Day||Sep 6, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|Arafat (Haj) Day*||Sep 23, 2015||Wednesday||UAE|
|Eid Al Adha*||Sep 24-26, 2015||Thurs-Sat||UAE|
|Columbus Day||Oct 11, 2015||Sunday||USA|
|Islamic New Year*||Oct 15, 2015||Thursday||UAE|
|Veterans Day||Nov 11, 2015||Wednesday||USA|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 26, 2015||Thursday||USA|
|National Day||Dec 2, 2015||Wednesday||UAE|
|Christmas Day (observed) and||Dec 24, 2015||Thursday||USA + UAE|
|The Prophet’s Birthday*|
|New Year’s Day (observed)||Dec 31, 2015||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.