List of public holidays in the UAE for 2020
The first holiday to mark 2020 was the New Year's Day January 1, which fell on Wednesday, and in few months time UAE residents will most likely enjoy a three-day break for Eid Al Fitr, expected on May 23 (Saturday) or May 24 (Sunday), taking place from the last day of Ramadan.
In the summer, a four day break will be given for Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha, expected to fall between July 29 and August 2.
A day each will also be given for Islamic New Year, predicted to fall on August 19 or 20, and Prophet Mohammad’s birthday which is predicted to fall on October 28 or 29.
A three day holiday for Commemoration Day and National Day is also expected from December 1 to 3.
Eid Al Fitr, Arafat Day, Eid Al Adha and Profet Mohammmad's birthday holidays may be slightly different and marked earlier or later than the Gregorian dates. This is because of the different length of Hijri months, which vary between 29 to 30 days.
Remember that Islamic holidays are based on the phases of the moon, so exact dates may vary.