Summary of UAE Public Holidays for 2024: 13 Days Off and 4 Long Weekends

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UAE residents are in for a treat in 2024 with at least 13 public holidays, including four extended weekends, as announced by the Cabinet. The dates, mostly aligned with the Islamic calendar, offer opportunities for vacations and staycations.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Happy New Year: January 1 (Monday) – 3-day weekend.
  • Eid Al Fitr: April 9 to April 12 (Tuesday to Friday) – 6-day break, including the Saturday-Sunday weekend.
  • Arafah Day, Eid Al Adha: June 15 to June 19 (Saturday to Wednesday) – 5 days off, including the weekend.
  • Islamic New Year: July 7 (Sunday) – 1-day holiday.
  • Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday: Date on Rabi Al Awwal 12 – Specific Gregorian date not clarified.
  • National Day: December 2 and 3 (Monday and Tuesday) – 4-day holiday, including the Saturday-Sunday weekend.

These holidays supplement the annual leave entitlement, providing ample opportunities for residents to plan their vacations and leisure activities throughout the year.

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