Upcoming Holidays in Dubai, UAE 2024

Plan your next vacation! Here are the list of upcoming Public Holidays in Dubai, UAE 2024.

The UAE Cabinet released a list indicating that residents would have at least 13 public holidays in 2024. With a six-day vacation being the longest, four of the seven formal events will convert into longer weekends. These holidays are taken on top of the thirty yearly holidays that employees are entitled to each year. The bulk of foreigners living in the United Arab Emirates use their yearly leave to visit their home countries, according to several surveys on travel undertaken in recent months. People set aside public holidays and the long weekends that accompany them for international or domestic getaways. 

The majority of the dates that were revealed on Tuesday matched the Islamic calendar. We have calculated the Gregorian calendar dates for 2024 using the Hijri calendar, which is available on the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) website. This can help you plan ahead more effectively.

Hijri calendar months have either 29 or 30 days in length, based on when the moon is visible as a crescent. The relevant authorities will make an announcement closer to the event regarding the actual dates based on this.

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 key to remember that while the dates of some 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 particular moon sightings.

Nevertheless, researchers can predict when these vacations will occur within a range of two to three days. Even though you can’t forecast some holidays’ exact dates, you can 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: 6-day Break.

The month-long fast of Ramadan comes to a conclusion with this Islamic celebration. The Ramadan 29–Shawal 3 period has been designated as a public holiday by the government. Depending on whether the month has 29 or 30 days, this is roughly four or five days off.

Ramadan will be 29 days long, according to the Hijri calendar that is available on the IACAD website. In light of this, Tuesday, April 9, through Friday, April 12, are the corresponding dates in the Gregorian calendar. This is a six-day hiatus when the Saturday-Sunday weekend is taken into account.

UAE public holidays in 2024: Eid al-Adha

As you may know, 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, will 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 will be Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18. It implies you can schedule a possible four-day weekend from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18.

Dubai, UAE public holidays in 2024: Islamic New Year.

In July 2024, there will be a second new year. Sunday, July 7, is predicted to be Muharram 1, the first day of the Hijri year. Though it’s not a long holiday, people who don’t have a Sunday weekend have the day off.

Dubai,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.

Public Holidays in Dubai, UAE 2024: National Day.

Every year, in December, people celebrate National Day; in 2024, this will also be the case. Residents of the UAE will have a long weekend starting in 2024. January 1st is a Monday, making it the first official holiday of the year and a three-day weekend. This means that on New Year’s Eve 2024, you get to sleep for a whole day. Given that Sunday, December 1, is anticipated to be Commemoration Day, Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, are anticipated to be public holidays. Cheers to another long weekend of four days.


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