National days all across the globe are celebrated in such a fashion that schools, colleges, universities, offices and even banks which are seemingly very important hubs of business are shut down for at least a day. This is mainly the reason why on the 2nd of December every year, UAE National Day holidays 2018 are a norm. People often do not plan their transactions and banking activities accordingly and feel that they can do it on off days like the National Day but keep in mind that Dubai National Day Bank Holidays is a ritual that has to happen every year in Dubai or even rest of UAE.
In order to not get effected by the UAE National Day holidays 2018, you need to be prepared beforehand. If you get off from work, have to pick or drop school kids or even have to run every day errands like getting groceries etc. do not forget to make the bank trip a part of that road trip.
Keeping all of this in mind, it still does not mean that UAE National Day bank holidays 2018 mean you will be stranded and there will be no way for you to get cash.
This must be done at least three days before the United Arab Emirates National Day holidays 2018 as after that the banks would also tend to get crowded and people really are wise out there to go to banks early and make their transactions.
If your bank activity does not require going to a main branch of the bank and you require just the ATM services then, Dubai National Day bank holidays will not really effect you at all.
Obviously the people working at the banks needs a break once too which is why it is a common policy by the UAE government to make Dubai National Day 2018 bank holidays a rule in Dubai.
Just as you should go at least three days before the National day, if you have a banking activity to do after the National day make sure you do not go immediately after the National Day. The reason is again the same that people who really have emergencies and could not do anything about them on the UAE National Day holidays 2018 will definitely rush to the nearest bank the very next day again making the banks really crowded. Just play it safe around the time of the Dubai National day bank holidays so that you do not get caught up in crowds and traffic.
Traffic around the time of Dubai National Day bank holidays 2018 is also quote a lot as many tourists are in town too. So avoid going out without a major reason unless you want to be a part of the local festivities in Dubai. There is no denying the fact that these are the ultimate days to be in Dubai when the locals are super busy in making the most of it by celebrating the grad unification of the Emirates into one unit on their National Day.
UAE Holidays 2018 List
|Monday||January 1 – 2018||New Year’s Day||1|
|Friday||April 13 – 2018||Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day||1|
|Wednesday||May 16 – 2018||Ramadan expected to begin||0|
|Thu/Fri||June 14* – 2018||Eid Al Fitr||2|
|Monday||August 20* – 2018||Arafat (Haj) Day||1|
|Tue/Wed||August 21/22* – 2018||Eid Al Adha – Feast of Sacrifice||2|
|Tuesday||September 11* – 2018||Al Hijri – Islamic New Year||1|
|Monday||November 19 – 2018||Milad Un Nabi – Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)||1|
|Friday||November 30 – 2018||Commemoration Day||1|
|Sunday||2 DEC – 2018||UAE National Day||1|
|* Dates of Islamic holidays are subject to change in accordance with the moon sighting|