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 2013.
The UAE government and religious authorities adjust dates of observance for some local holidays. Therefore, dates may vary from the estimates below. If a UAE holiday falls on a weekend day, an adjacent work day will not be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes unless the UAE authorities so declare.
|New Years Day||Jan 1, 2013||Tuesday
|Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.||Jan 20, 2013||Sunday||USA|
|*The Prophet's Birthday||Jan 24, 2013||Thursday||UAE|
|Washington's Birthday||Feb 17, 2013||Sunday||USA|
|Memorial Day||May 26, 2013||Sunday||USA|
|*The Prophet's Ascension Day||June 4, 2013||Tuesday
|Independence Day||Jul 4, 2013||Thursday
|*Eid Al Fitr||Aug 8-10, 2013||Thurs-Sat
|Labor Day||Sep 1, 2013||Sunday||USA|
|Columbus Day||Oct 13, 2013||Sunday||USA|
|* Arafat (Haj) Day||Oct 14, 2013||Monday||UAE|
|*Eid Al Adha||Oct 15-17, 2013||Tues-Thurs||UAE|
|*Islamic New Year||Nov 4, 2013||Monday
|Veteran's Day||Nov 11, 2013||Monday
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 28, 2013||Thursday||USA|
|National Day||Dec 2, 2013||Monday
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2013||Wednesday
*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.