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List of Holidays in Dubai

The normal Dubai visa processing time is 3 – 4 days; Friday and Saturday are public holidays in Dubai and the Dubai visa processing center remains closed on these days. In addition, Sunday is also a holiday for the local Dubai embassies.

Other holidays for the UAE embassy during the year:


Day Date Holiday
Jan 1, 2017 Sunday New Year’s day
Apr 24, 2017 Monday Israa & Miaraj Night *
May 25, 2017 Thursday Ramadan’s beginning *
June 25, 2017 Sunday Eid Al Fitr *
Aug 31, 2017 Thursday Arafat (Haj) Day *
Sept 1, 2017 Friday Eid Al Adha *
Sept 21, 2017 Thursday Hijri New Year’s day *
Nov 30, 2017 Thursday Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday / Commemoration Day
Dec 2, 2017 Saturday UAE National Day

*Islamic holidays as per the Hijri Calendar i.e. the Islamic calendar and are subject to change as per the UAE government.

The Dubai embassy remains closed on the above-mentioned holiday which makes it highly recommended to apply early for timely processing and approval of your Dubai visa.

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