Public Holidays

•    New Year’s Day (1st January)
•    Accession Day (of HH Sheikh Zayed – 6th August)
•    National Day (2nd December)

A three day mourning period follows the death of a royal family member, a government minister or a head of government. Museums, government offices, some business and state-run tourist attractions are usually closed during these periods. Islamic holidays are observed according to the Islamic calendar year.