Note: For 2018, the UAE Government approved a two-day holiday
for the public and private sectors (2 and 3 December)
on the occasion of the UAE 47th National Day.
Birthday of Prophet Mohammad* (PBUH)
12 Rabi al Awwal
*Note: Islamic holidays are determined according to moon sighting
Spirit of the Union
‘Spirit of the Union’ is the official theme of the UAE’s National Day celebrations. It is derived from the vision and leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed. The theme is complemented with a logo that has silhouette of the iconic image of the first congregation of the Founding Fathers of the UAE on 2 December 1971.