UAE Public Holidays 2024: Everything to know about Eid, New Year, more

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The public and private sector holidays for the upcoming year have recently been published by the UAE Cabinet — in 2024, there will be six definite days to look forward to, so it’s never too early to start making plans so you can maximise your vacation time.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Confirmed holidays

Monday January 1: New Year’s Day.

Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3: Eid Al-Fitr.

Dhu Al Hijjah 9: Arafat Day.

Dhu Al Hijjah 10 to 12: Eid Al-Adha.

Muharram 1: Islamic New Year.

Rabi’ Al-Awwal 12: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday.

Monday December 2: National Day.

Tuesday December 3: National Day holiday.

It’s crucial to remember that while the dates of certain holidays have been formally announced, the precise dates of others have not. This is due to the fact that a large number of public holidays in the UAE are determined by certain moon sightings.

Nevertheless, researchers can predict when these vacations will occur within a range of two to three days.

Even if you can’t forecast certain holidays’ exact dates, you may start arranging your calendar by using our anticipated guidance below.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Predicted dates

Monday April 8: Eid al Fitr holiday.

Tuesday April 9: Eid al Fitr holiday.

Wednesday April 10: Eid al Fitr.

Thursday April 11: Eid al Fitr holiday.

Friday April 12: Eid al Fitr holiday.

Saturday June 15: Arafat Day.

Sunday June 16: Eid al Adha.

Monday June 17: Eid al Adha holiday.

Tuesday June 18: Eid al Adha holiday.

Sunday July 7: Islamic New Year.

Sunday September 15: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Eid al Fitr

The first major festival to watch out for after New Year’s Day is Eid al Fitr, which falls just after Ramadan.

According to astronomers, Ramadan will start on Monday, March 11, 2024. Eid al Fitr in 2024 will fall on a Wednesday, April 10, if this is correct.

Workers in the UAE, including in the public and commercial sectors, should get a nine-day weekend if this happens.

This is due to the fact that the Islamic calendar extends the Eid al Fitr holidays from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. If April 10 is, in fact, Eid al Fitr, then, according to the Gregorian calendar, Monday, April 8, will be Ramadan 29 and Friday, April 12, will be Shawwal 3.

This indicates that the week from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12, is probably off for all of us. That’s nine days off because there are two weekends on either side.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Eid al Adha

As you may recall, a six-day weekend was observed in 2023 to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Although it doesn’t seem like that will happen this time, UAE employees may still anticipate having four days off in a row in 2024 to celebrate the event.

This is due to astronomers’ prediction that Saturday, June 15, would mark Arafat Day, the second day of the seven-day Hajj pilgrimage.

In the event that this materialises Sunday, June 16 will be Eid al Adha. The two days of celebration that follow would be Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18.

It implies you may schedule a possible four-day weekend from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Islamic New Year

Sunday, July 7 is predicted to be Islamic New Year.

It is unclear if there will be a public holiday on a working day in the aftermath.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

On Sunday, September 15, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday is anticipated to occur.

It is unclear if there will be a public holiday on a working day in the aftermath.

UAE public holidays in 2024: National Day

Every year in December, people celebrate National Day, and in 2024 it will also fall on that month.

Given that Sunday, December 1 is anticipated to be Commemoration Day, Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, are anticipated to be public holidays.

Let’s have another four-day weekend, please.

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