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UAE Public Holidays
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 Year 2007
Janauary 1
Janauary 20
March 31
August 6
December 2
New Year’s Day
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year).
Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet).
Accession of HH Sheikh Zayed
National Day
Muslim holidays are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted.

Many restaurants close during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking. Some disruptions may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last from two to ten days depending on the region.