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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)

December 31, 2015

Thursday

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2016

Sunday

Washington’s Birthday**

February 14, 2016

Sunday

The Prophet’s Ascension Day*

May 5, 2016

Thursday

Memorial Day

May 29, 2016

Sunday

Independence Day (observed)

July 4, 2016

Sunday

Eid Al Fitr*

July 7-9, 2016

Thurs-Sat

Labor Day

September 4, 2016

Sunday

Arafat(Haj) Day*

September 12, 2016

Monday

Eid Al Adha*

Sept. 13-15, 2016

Tue-Thurs

Columbus Day

October 9, 2016

Sunday

Veterans Day

November 10, 2016

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2016

Thursday

Martyr’s Day

November 30, 2016

Wednesday

National Day

December 2, 2016

Friday

The Prophet’s Birthday

December 12, 2016

Monday

Christmas Day

December 25, 2016

Sunday

* 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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