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:
|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.