There are seven public holidays in Dubai: two have fixed dates, while the other five shift annually according to the Islamic calendar (falling around 11 days earlier from year to year).

New Year’s Day Jan 1.
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Mohammed) Estimated dates: Jan 13, 2014; Jan 3, 2015; Dec 24, 2015; Dec 12, 2016.
Leilat al Meiraj (Ascent of the Prophet) Estimated dates: May 25, 2014; May 15, 2015; May 4, 2016; April 23, 2017.
Eid ul Fitr (the end of Ramadan) Estimated dates: July 28, 2014; July 17, 2015; July 5, 2016; June 25, 2017.
Eid al Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice) Estimated dates: Oct 4, 2014; Sept 23, 2015; Sept 11, 2016; Sept 1, 2017.
Al Hijra (Islamic New Year) Estimated dates: Nov 5, 2013; Oct 25, 2014; Oct 14, 2015; Oct 2, 2016; Sept 21, 2017.
National Day Dec 2.

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