After the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: «the feast of the breaking of the fast»). It’s the first of two very important Islamic festivals.
International Women’s Day or simply Women's Day is the holiday celebrated on March 8 in many countries around the world. In some countries, this day is official holiday and day off work, in others — just a good reason to congratulate women, as it is in the UAE.
UAE is a country with extremely diverse population. Dozens of different cultures live together in big cosmopolitan cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, and each culture bring its own set of traditions and holidays to celebrate.
Some holidays are big and country-wide, like Diwali and Eid al-Adha; others are smaller, but no less important in specific communities, like 8th of March and Saint Patrick's Day.
In this list, we have gathered together a list of Holidays celebrated in UAE by various cultures and communities.