Mark Your Calendar: UAE Unveils Official Public Holidays for 2024

UAE public holidays in 2024 Official dates released

The UAE Cabinet has confirmed the upcoming public and private sector holidays for 2024.

With a six-day holiday schedule confirmed for next year, these dates are worth saving so you can plan ahead for your teams and your own leave dates.

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 important to remember that several of the UAE’s public holidays are determined based on specific Moon-sightings. Even though exact dates for some of the holidays remain unconfirmed, you can start planning with our projected guide below to organise your diary effectively.

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

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