UAE Public Holidays in 2023: All You Need to Know


Both residents and visitors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are gearing up for year full of potential and opportunities. Understanding the UAE's public holidays for 2023 is key for anyone looking to fully engage with this vibrant country. For locals and visitors alike, these holidays are an excellent chance to delve into the country's rich culture, dynamic lifestyle, and promising investment opportunities.

UAE Public Holidays in 2023: A Comprehensive Guide

  • New Year’s Day: Celebrated on January 1st
  • Eid al Fitr: Marked with a four-day weekend from April 20th to 23rd
  • Arafat Day: Observed on June 27th
  • Eid al Adha: Celebrated from June 28th to 30th
  • Islamic New Year: Observed on July 19th
  • Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday: September 27th
  • UAE Commemoration Day: December 1st
  • UAE National Day: December 2nd and 3rd 

The first public holiday of 2023 was New Year’s Day, which fell on a Sunday, January 1st. It's a day when the nation celebrates the dawn of a new year filled with endless possibilities.

Eid al Fitr came next, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. In 2023, the UAE marked the occasion with a four-day weekend from April 20th to 23rd, allowing residents and tourists to immerse themselves in the spirit of the festival.

The summer saw two significant Islamic holidays. Arafat Day, the second day of the week-long Hajj pilgrimage, was observed on Tuesday, June 27th. This day of reverence and reflection was immediately followed by Eid al Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. One of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, it was celebrated from June 28th to 30th.

The Islamic New Year was observed on Wednesday, July 19th, marking the first day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, another important Islamic event, will be commemorated on Wednesday, September 27th, further illuminating the cultural landscape of the UAE.

As the year draws to a close, the UAE Commemoration Day will fall on December 1st, followed by UAE National Day on December 2nd and 3rd. However, it's important to note that these National Day public holidays, falling over a weekend, did not equate to a working day off for most workers.

Harnessing Holidays with fam Properties

If you're planning a visit to Dubai during these public holidays, consider exploring more than just the sights and sounds of this mesmerizing city. Dubai's thriving real estate market offers an array of investment opportunities, and fam Properties is your one-stop platform for all your real estate needs.

At fam Properties, we provide comprehensive information about new projects, including luxury properties for sale in Dubai, detailed floor plans, and transparent payment plans. Whether you're an experienced investor or a first-time buyer, we are committed to helping you make informed decisions that align with your investment goals.

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The Bottom Line

In 2023, the public holidays in the UAE offer residents and visitors an extraordinary blend of cultural immersion, leisure, and potential investment opportunities. These holidays are not just about taking a break from work; they are about exploring new avenues, understanding the dynamic UAE lifestyle, and potentially making a fruitful investment.

Make the most of these holidays, and let fam Properties and DXB Interact be your trusted guides on your investment journey in Dubai's bustling real estate market.

For more information, check out our UAE public holiday guide for 2024.








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