UAE Public Holidays: The Next Extended Break is Here

With a spectacular end to 2023, we start 2024 with a public holiday.

The conclusion of UAE public holidays in 2023 marks significant moments for all Dubai residents. Whether you opted for a brief getaway or indulged in the myriad activities Dubai has to offer during the time off, few experiences rival the enjoyment of a day of leisure. With Jan 1st being a public holiday, we started 2024 with a glorious long weekend – and many more to follow. 

As each public holiday concludes, the prevalent question on everyone’s mind is, “When is the next extended weekend?” Although the official UAE public holidays for 2023 have concluded, there is one remaining extended weekend on the horizon, commencing this weekend (whoop).

The conclusion of 2023 brings forth an extended weekend, courtesy of New Year’s Day being recognized as a public holiday. Moreover, with the advent of 2024, a plethora of additional days off awaits.

Let’s delve into a complete overview of the scheduled public holidays for the approaching year, 2024, so you can get those vacation requests in ASAP and start planning your social calendar. 

UAE Public Holidays in 2024:

  • 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

There are also a few unconfirmed holidays (dependent on the lunar cycle) that have yet to be announced, but our predictions are as follows:

  • 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
  • Monday December 2: National Day
  • Tuesday December 3: National Day holiday
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