What are the dates of the public holidays in Dubai in 2018?

Official holidays in Dubai and the UAE in 2018 are shown in the table below. It should be noted that most are Islamic holidays. Dates at this time can only be estimated. See here for more information.

HolidayStart DateFixed/IslamicDuration (days)Notes
New YearJanuary 1 2018Fixed1Falls on a Monday.
Israa and Miraj NightApril 13 2018Islamic1Falls on the 27th day of Rajab (the seventh month of the Islamic calendar). Commemorates the time that Muhammad travelled from Mecca to Jerusalem and onto to heaven.
Eid Al FitrJune 14 2018Islamic3The end of Ramadan. Expected to fall on Thursday June 14.
Arafat DayAugust 20 2018Islamic1Second day of the Hajj (the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca). Expected to fall on Monday August 20.
Eid Al AdhaAugust 21 2018Islamic3Honours the readiness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son.
Islamic New YearSeptember 11 2018Islamic1Also known as Hijri New Year. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year.
Birthday of Prophet MuhammadNovember 19 2018Islamic1Subject to moon sighting.
Commemoration DayNovember 30 2018Fixed1Also known as Martyr's Day. New public holiday to honour Emiratis who have died for their country.
UAE National DayDecember 2 2018Fixed2Celebrates the union of the emirates. Expect parades, firework displays, concerts, and more.
Fireworks Display - UAE National Day, Dubai
Fireworks Display – UAE National Day