DFM Market Holidays


United Arab Emirates Flag Is Dubai Financial Market closed for New Year's Day?

January 1st 2016

The stock market closed on New Year's Day. New Year's Day is one of the fifteen market holidays observed by the Dubai Financial Market each year.

The dates on which stock exchanges close differ between regions and do no necessarily align with the typical bank holidays in a given country. In fact, the exact holiday schedules change unpredictable year to year based on a number of factors.

The table below shows the list of passed and future dates on which the Dubai Financial Market was closed or will be closed for New Year's Day. The available dates range from 2016 to 2019.

When is the next "New Year's Day"?

The Dubai Financial Market will next observe New Year's Day on January 1, 2019 which is 2 weeks from now.

New Year's Days

Year Holiday Name Observed Date Status
2016 New Year's Day January 1, 2016 Closed
2017 New Year's Day January 1, 2017 Closed
2018 New Year's Day January 1, 2018 Closed
2019 New Year's Day January 1, 2019 Closed

† Indicates the stock exchange is closed on a different day than the official date on which the holiday is typically celebrated. This is typically the case when a holiday falls on a non-business day.

‡ Indicates that the stock exchange has special hours due to a holiday rather than a full closure. Special Hours and Holiday Closures are always taken into account when computing the Opening/Closing Bell Countdown.

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