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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 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.

Holiday Schedule

OccasionDateDayCountry
New Years Day Jan 1, 2013 Tuesday
USA
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
UAE
Independence Day Jul 4, 2013 Thursday
USA
*Eid Al Fitr Aug 8-10, 2013 Thurs-Sat
UAE
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
UAE
Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2013 Monday
USA
Thanksgiving Day Nov 28, 2013 Thursday USA
National Day Dec 2, 2013 Monday
UAE
Christmas Day Dec 25, 2013 Wednesday
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.