Abu Dhabi government reveals 2013 public holidays

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The 971 Report
December 30, 2012
UAE National Day
Flagbearers on horseback march as part of the parade. (Photo: Donna.M.Bee.Photography)

Abu Dhabi government has released a complete list of public holidays in the UAE for the new year.

According to the official Abu Dhabi government website, Federal ministries, public departments and institutions will remain closed for up to 13 days in 2013.

Dates for Islamic holidays, which are based on the lunar calendar, are tentative and will be confirmed once the moon has been sighted, the website said.

Here is the list of the 2013 public holidays:

Occasion Gregorian Year 2013 Hijri Year 1434 Holiday Duration
New Year 1 Jan 2013 19 Safar 1
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday* 24 Jan 2013 12 Rabi' Al-Awwal 1
Israa & Miaraj Night* 6 Jun 2013 27 Rajab 1
Ramadan expected to begin* 10 Jul 2013 1 Ramadan 0
Eid Al Fitr* 8 Aug 2013 1 Shawwal 3
Arafat Day* 14 Oct 2013 9 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1
Eid Al Adha* 15 Oct 2013 10 Dhu Al-Hijjah 3
Hijri New Year's Day* 4 Nov 2013 1 Muharram 1435 1
UAE National Day 2/3 Dec 2013
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*Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from date given.