UAE Public Holidays for 2024: The 2024 public holiday schedule was release by the UAE Cabinet, offering citizens 13 well-earned vacation days. This includes four weekends that will be longer than usual, the longest of which is six days.
Annual Leaves and Travel Trends
Apart from the public holidays, employees are entitle to thirty annual leaves per year. According to recent surveys, a large number of expatriates in the United Arab Emirates take advantage of their annual leave to visit their home countries. Public holidays are frequently reserve for travel to other countries or leisurely staycations, especially those that offer longer weekends.
Islamic Calendar Dates for 2024
The dates that have been announce, which mostly correspond to the Islamic calendar, are intended to help with better preparation for 2024.
The corresponding Gregorian calendar dates have been calculate using the Hijri calendar, which can be found on the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) website.
Hijri Calendar and Public Announcements
The exact dates for holidays will be formally announce closer to the event by the appropriate authorities, as Hijri calendar months consist of 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the crescent Moon. Still, the list below provides you with a general idea of what to expect in the upcoming year.
UAE Public Holidays for 2024
The United Arab Emirates’ public holidays for 2024 are list in the list below:
- Happy New Year (3-Day Weekend)
- Eid Al Fitr (6-Day Break)
- Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha (5-Day Celebration)
- Islamic New Year (1-Day Off)
- Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday (1-Day Off)
- National Day (4-Day Weekend)
Happy New Year: A Refreshing Start with a 3-Day Weekend
Because New Year’s Day falls on a Monday in 2024, residents of the UAE will enjoy a generous three-day weekend to start the year. This enables a whole day of relaxation following New Year’s Eve’s celebration of the new year.
Eid Al Fitr: A Luxurious 6-Day Break
Eid Al Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan, is expect to offer a significant respite, running from Shawwal 3 to Ramadan 29. This could lead to a four- or five-day break, including the weekend, depending on how long the month is.
Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha: A 5-Day Celebration
Dhul Hijjah 9 is Arafah Day, the holiest day in Islam. Eid Al Adha is celebrate for three days after Arafah Day. This celebration provides a five-day break, with corresponding Gregorian calendar dates from Sunday, June 16, to Wednesday, June 19, inclusive of the Saturday-Sunday weekend prior.
Islamic New Year: A Brief 1-Day Holiday
The first day of the Hijri year, Muharram 1, falls on July 1st, 2024, making it the second new year. For those without a Sunday weekend, it offers a well-earned break, even though it only allows for one day off.
Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday: 1-Day Off
The observance of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which is anticipate on Rabi Al Awwal 12, is awaiting an official declaration regarding the corresponding day on the Gregorian calendar.
National Day: A Grand 4-Day Finale
There’s a long weekend at the end of the year. The National Day celebration, which falls on Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, when combined with the Saturday-Sunday weekend before, provides an opulent four days off.