2024 UAE Public Holidays: Official Dates Unveiled

The UAE Cabinet has recently revealed the public and private sector holidays for the upcoming year. With six confirmed holidays to anticipate in 2024, it’s never too early to plan ahead and maximize your time off.

Confirmed UAE public holidays in 2024 include:

  • 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 important to note that while the dates of some holidays are officially confirmed, others are subject to Moon-sightings, making their exact dates yet to be determined. Scholars can estimate these dates within a two-to-three-day window.

For planning purposes, here are the predicted dates for UAE public holidays in 2024:

  • 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

Key highlights for 2024 include a potential nine-day weekend around Eid al Fitr (April 8 to April 12) and a four-day weekend for Eid al Adha (June 15 to June 18).

Additionally, the Islamic New Year on July 7 and Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday on September 15 may bring additional holidays, depending on government decisions.

National Day celebrations in December are expected to grant a four-day weekend, with Commemoration Day on Sunday, December 1, followed by a public holiday on Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3.

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