You can now plan your 2024 escapades in advance as The United Arab Emirates has your back with a lineup of public holidays approved by the UAE Cabinet.

Here’s a sneak peek into the festivities awaiting you throughout the year.


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New Year’s Day Extravaganza

Kick off the year with a leisurely break! January 1st marks a day off for both private and public sectors, setting the stage for a rejuvenating long weekend. With January 2nd as the official return to work, it’s the perfect time to recharge before diving into the year’s challenges.

Eid Al Fitr: A Feast after Ramadan

Following the sacred month of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr beckons in 2024. Astronomical predictions suggest Ramadan will commence on March 11, 2024, with Eid Al Fitr expected from April 8 to April 12. If the crescent moon plays hide and seek, brace yourself for a seven or nine-day break, depending on your workweek.

Arafat Day and the Journey of Pilgrimage

June 15, 2024, stands sacred as Arafat Day, marking the pivotal second day of Hajj. It’s a Saturday, setting the stage for spiritual reflection and a serene weekend. Right on its heels is Eid Al Adha, celebrating Ibrahim’s devotion and divine intervention. Dhu Al-Hijjah 10 to 12 will be days of reverence and festivities.

Hijri New Year: A Fresh Start

July 7, 2024, witnesses the Hijri New Year, symbolizing the commencement of a new lunar Hijri year. It’s a Sunday, offering a serene day to reflect on beginnings and aspirations for the months ahead.

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday: A Day of Reflection

On September 15, 2024, Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi, commemorating Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, takes center stage. A Sunday celebration, it offers a day of reflection and gratitude.

Commemoration Day and UAE National Day: A Grand Finale

As the year winds down, December 1 marks Commemoration Day, a time to honor the nation’s heroes. But the festivities don’t end there! UAE National Day on December 2 and 3 extends the jubilation into a glorious four-day break. Whether you’re enjoying a two-day weekend or more, it’s a perfect opportunity to revel in the spirit of unity and national pride.

Mark your calendars and get ready for a year filled with cultural celebrations, moments of reflection, and well-deserved breaks. The UAE’s public holidays in 2024 promise a perfect blend of tradition, spirituality, and leisure.

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