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Middle East Public Holidays 2017

In the coming months September, October, November and December there are various national days in the Middle East. We have made an overview of the national free days at wich local offices are closed.

National Holiday When Where

Arafat day + Eid al Adha (offerfeest) Monday 31 August - Thursday 3 September 2017 Islamic countries

Hijara - Islamic New Year Thursday 21 September - Friday 22 September 2017 Islamic countries

Tassoua Saturday 30 September 2017 Iran

Ashura Sunday 1 October 2017 Iran

Arbeen Friday 10 November 2017 Iran

Martyrdom of Imam Reza Saturday 18 November 2017 Iran

The Sultan's Birthday Friday 18 November - Saturday 19 November 2017 Oman

Independence day Tueasday 22 November 2017 Libanon

Martyrs' Day Wednesday 30 November 2017 United Arab Emirates

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Friday 1 December 2017 Islamic countries

UAE National Day Saturday 2 December 2017 United Arab Emirates

Bahrain National Day Saturday 16 December 2017 Bahrain

Qatari National Day Monday 18 December 2017 Qatar

Religious holidays are subject to change depending upon the official sighting of the moon. If you have any questions, please contact Middle East specialist Kim Mulder-Romeijn.

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