UAE Public Holidays for the Year 2024

It is important to know the public holidays in UAE. Some of them have fixed dates, while others may vary from year to year depending on many factors such as the moon’s position or because of the Hijri Calendar. Only the Islamic holidays are different as they are only based on the moon’s position. The rest stay on the same date. These are public holidays and private sector holidays. Everyone gets the day off in UAE. In this guide, we will cover the UAE public holidays in 2024 in detail.

New Year, January 1

January 1, 2024, is the first day of the new year in the UAE. This day marks the start of the new year and is one of the first public holidays in UAE. This year, January 1 falls on a Monday, which means you will have a 3-day holiday. You will be able to plan something special for this long weekend. For example, you will be able to visit Dubai parks and resorts or explore Global Village.

Eid Al Fitr, 9 April 

The 4-day holiday, known as Eid Al Fitr, marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and falls on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The Hijri Calendar indicates that the holiday falls from the 29th of Ramadan to the 3rd of Shawwal, i.e., the 1445th of the Hijri. This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family together and go to some of the UAE’s most popular theme parks, including Ferrari World and Warner Brothers World.

Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha, 27 June 

The end of the Hajj season, which is celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world, will be celebrated on 27 June 2024. This holiday falls on a Tuesday and is also known as the “Eid Al Adha” in Arabic. The “Eid al Adha” is celebrated from 27 June to 12 September 2022. 

Hijri New Year, 7 July 

The “Hijri” holiday is also celebrated on 7 July 2024, which is the same day as the “Islamic New Year” in the UAE. According to the “Hijri Calendar,” this holiday will take place from 9 to 12 July 2022. This is on the Sunday, 7 July 2022. Some jobs in the UAE may require you to work on public holidays, which are planned by your employer.

Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday, 29 September 

On 29 September 2024, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) falls on Sunday, i.e. 29th September. This day is a public holiday for Federal Government employees. 

UAE National Day Public Holiday, 2 and 3 December 

The UAE National Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd and 3rd December. There are many activities to do on the UAE National Day, such as watching the magic fireworks displays and shows held in various locations throughout the Emirates.

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