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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 2016.

Holidays for

Actual Dates of Holidays

Day

New Year's Day(observed)

January1, 2017

Sunday

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2017

Sunday

Washington’s Birthday**

February 19, 2017

Sunday

The Prophet’s Ascension Day*

April 24, 2017

Monday

Memorial Day

May 28, 2017

Sunday

Independence Day (observed)

July 4, 2017

Tuesday

Arafat (Haj) Day*

August 31, 2017

Thursday

Eid Al Adha*

September 1-3, 2017

Fri-Sun

Arafat(Haj) Day*

September 12, 2017

Monday

Eid Al Adha*

Sept. 1-3, 2017

Tue-Thurs

Labor Day

September 3, 2017

Sunday

Veterans Day

November 12, 2017

Sunday

Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2017

Thursday

Martyr’s Day

November 30, 2017

Thursday

The Prophet’s Birthday

December 1, 2017

Friday

National Day

December 2, 2017

Monday

Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

Monday

* 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. Please note that only the U.S. Embassy and Consulate are closed in the U.A.E. for the U.S. holidays.


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