New Year fireworks display in Dubai, UAE

UAE announces official holidays for 2023 for public and private sectors

2023 Middle East

The UAE Cabinet has announced the dates of the country’s holidays for the public and private sectors in 2023.

The country’s residents are in for multiple long breaks next year, including a six-day break.

In the UAE, a unified list for the public and private sectors ensures employees get equal number of days off.

Holidays for 2023

January 1: New Year’s Day

April 20 to 23: Eid Al Fitr

June 27: Arafat Day

June 28 to 30: Eid Al Adha

July 21: Islamic New Year

September 29: Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

December 2 and 3: UAE National Day