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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 2015.

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

Holiday Schedule

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
Martyr's Day Nov 30, 2015 Monday UAE
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.