Looking Ahead to 2024: Here’s UAE’s festive holiday calendar, so you can plan your vacations in advance.

As 2023 gradually draws to a close, UAE residents are eagerly peering into the future, and it appears 2024 is set to deliver an exciting lineup of public holidays. For those who love to plan ahead, these holidays are prime opportunities to make the most of your well-deserved time off.

However, it’s essential to bear in mind that the exact dates of some UAE public holidays can be a bit elusive, as they are determined by moon sightings. Nevertheless, scholars can estimate these dates within a two-to-three-day window, allowing you to start your holiday planning early.

In 2024, UAE residents can look forward to a total of 15 public holidays. Let’s dive into the key dates to mark on your calendar:

Kickstart the year with celebrations on the very first day!

Monday, January 1: New Year’s Day

Brace yourselves for a nine-day weekend if Eid al Fitr aligns with the predictions.

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

Mark down these dates for a potential four-day weekend.

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

Keep an eye out for a possible public holiday on this day.

Sunday, July 7: Islamic New Year

Stay tuned to see if this day becomes a working day holiday.

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

December ushers in the National Day celebrations, offering another delightful four-day weekend.

Sunday, December 1: Commemoration Day
Monday, December 2: National Day
Tuesday, December 3: National Day holiday

While the exact dates may still have a bit of uncertainty, these holidays provide plenty of opportunities for residents to plan vacations, family gatherings, and memorable moments. So, start preparing for a fantastic year ahead, and make the most of these anticipated breaks!

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