It is now easier to schedule your long weekend getaways with a cheap car rental Dubai for the year ahead, as here is a guide to the complete list of UAE public holidays for the year 2020.

Upcoming holidays

UAE people would presumably enjoy a long weekend with a three-day holiday break for Eid Al Fitr, which is expected to fall on May 23 (Saturday) or 24 (Sunday), based on the appearance of Shawwal’s crescent.

Another four-day break would come up Eid Al Fitr, on Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha, which fall on Dhu Al-Hijjah’s 9-12. In the Gregorian calendar Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will be expected to fall between July 29th, 2020 (Wednesday) and August 2nd, 2020  (Sunday).

After the New Year Hijri will fall on Muharram 1st, most likely it will be on August 19th  (Wednesday) or 20th  (Thursday).

New Year’s Day: January 1st   

New Year’s Day, like in many countries, is a public holiday in the UAE, and one of the country’s three secular holidays. It falls on a Wednesday in the year 2020. It is a 1 day off

Eid Al Fitr: May 23rd  or 24th  – Ramadan 29, Shawwal 1 (depending on the moon sighting) 

Eid Al Fitr means “breaking the fast” which marks the end of Ramadan’s holiday. It depends on the moon’s sighting, which begins immediately after Ramadan’s end. It is likely to fall around Saturday, May 23rd , 2020. The holiday is between 4 to 5 days


Arafat Day: July 29th  or 30th  – Dhu Al Hijjah 9 (dependent on the moon sighting) 

This holiday marks the second day of the annual pilgrimage to Hajj and it will probably fall on July 29th  on Wednesday depending on the moon’s sighting. It is a1 day off.

Eid Al Adha: July 30th  or 31st  – Dhu Al Hijjah 9 (depending on the moon sighting) 

Honoring the determination of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, and it will fall on July 30th on Thursday depending on the moon’s sighting. Combined with Arafat Day, it will be at least a four-day break and maybe longer.

Hijri New Year: August 19th  or 20th  – Muharram 1

Islamic New Year in the year 2020 will be celebrated with a public holiday on August 19th  or 20th  and it is a one day off

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday: October 28th  or 29th  – Rabi Al Awal 12     

The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday will be celebrated with a public holiday on Thursday, October 28th  or 29th  and it is one day off.

Martyr’s Day – December 1st   

This vacation honors the Emiratis who died while protecting their country. It falls on a Tuesday in 2020 and it is a one day off

UAE National Day – December 2nd  and 3rd  

In the year 2020, the UAE will mark the 49th  anniversary of the unification of the seven Emirates in 1971. It is two days off on Wednesday, December 2nd  and Thursday, December 3rd , combined with the Martyr’ Day will signify five days off for those who normally have as their holiday Friday and Saturday as weekends.


Islamic holidays focus on the phases of the moon, so the exact dates will differ, we will keep you updated when the official holiday will be announced when you want to book for your holidays and hire a cheap car rental Dubai. Yes Sure car rental will offer you the best car for your holidays.  reach the best cheap car rental Dubai and get all kinds of cars for rent on daily and monthly basis. and our experienced and expert team will be happy to assist you with all your needs!