All About UAE Public Holidays 2024

December 14, 2023

Planning for the upcoming public holidays in the UAE for 2024? Find out when private and public institutions will be closed. Thanks to the Cabinet's early announcement, residents of the UAE can plan their vacations, coordinate travel arrangements, and schedule other family activities well in advance. Take a look at the comprehensive list of UAE public holidays for 2024.

Official Public Holidays UAE 2024

The residents can enjoy many official holidays next year, from religious festivals to personal celebrations. Religious observances, such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, are a great time to understand their cultural importance and the shared joy they bring to communities across the UAE. 

Similarly, UAE National Day is the perfect time to celebrate the spirit of unity and patriotism. Uncover the historical narratives and traditions that bind the people, fostering a sense of pride and belonging. Here is a list of the confirmed UAE holidays in 2024:

New Year’s Day

Monday, 1st January

Eid al Fitr 2024 UAE

29 Ramadan – 3 Shawwal

Arafat Day

9 Dhul Hijjah

Eid Al-Adha

10 to 12 Dhul Hijjah

Islamic New Year

1 Muharram

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal

National Day

Monday, 2nd and Tuesday, 3rd December

How Many Public Holidays Are There in the UAE?

In 2024, the UAE is slated to observe a minimum of 13 public holidays, and notably, four of the seven official occasions will result in extended weekends.

Official Holidays in UAE - Predicted Dates

Note that the exact dates are yet to be confirmed as several private and government holidays in the UAE are determined based on specific moon sightings. Below is a projected guide for 2024 vacations.

Eid al Fitr holidaysMonday, 8th to Friday, 12th April
Arafat DaySaturday, 15th June
Eid al AdhaSunday, 16th June
Eid al Adha holidaysMonday, 17th June to Tuesday, `8th June
Islamic New YearSunday, 7th July 
Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthdaySunday, 15th September

That's a wrap to our guide to UAE public holidays 2024. With the holidays on the horizon, including extended weekends, residents and visitors have ample opportunities to embark on unforgettable adventures. Whether planning a getaway, cultural exploration, or simply relishing moments of tranquility, let this guide be your compass. 

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