All The UAE Public Holidays & Long Weekends You Can Expect In 2024

Here are all the UAE’s public holidays for 2024 that you need to start putting on your radar. With a generous total of 15 days to anticipate, it’s never too early to start planning, ensuring you can enjoy every last moment of your well-deserved time off. Keep reading to find out more.

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UAE Public Holidays In 2024: A Detailed Calendar

1. New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1): Begin the year on a celebratory note by marking January 1st in your calendar, as this will be a public holiday for everyone.

2. Eid al Fitr Holidays (April 8-12): Brace yourself for a sensational nine-day weekend if Ramadan commences on March 11, 2024. Followed up with Eid al Fitr, which is expected to be on April 10, making Ramadan 29 (April 8) to Shawwal 3 (April 12) a delightful week off, complete with two consecutive weekends.

3. Arafat Day & Eid al Adha Holidays (June 15-18): June offers another opportunity for a fantastic extended weekend. Arafat Day is set for June 15, followed by Eid al Adha on June 16, with additional days off on June 17 and 18, creating a splendid four-day weekend.

4. Islamic New Year (Sunday, July 7): On July 7, the Islamic New Year unfolds, landing on a Sunday. The prospect of a subsequent workday holiday is yet to be confirmed.

5. Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday (Sunday, September 15): Mark September 15 for the observance of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday. Like the Islamic New Year, it falls on a Sunday, leaving the possibility of a workday holiday yet to be decided.

6. National Day (December 1-3): As December approaches, it brings the UAE’s National Day celebrations. Commemoration Day kicks off on December 1, followed by public holidays on December 2 and 3. This configuration sets the stage for another inviting four-day weekend.

3 Long Weekends Of 2024 – Where To Go, What To Do?

1. Eid al Fitr Holidays (April 8-12) – Club 2 weekends and get 9 days off!

Astronomers are pointing their telescopes to Monday, March 11, 2024, as the start of Ramadan. Hold onto your hats because if they’re spot-on, Eid al Fitr is dropping in on Wednesday, April 10, 2024!

And here’s the celestial cherry on top: UAE workers might just be in for an epic nine-day weekend extravaganza! Picture this – private and public sector pals all lounging about, because if April 10 marks Eid al Fitr, the holiday stretch spans from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 in the Islamic calendar. That means Monday, April 8, dances as Ramadan 29, and Friday, April 12, struts in as Shawwal 3 in our Gregorian calendar. Time to mark those calendars and plan for some serious relaxation! Here’s what we have in mind for you –

1. Georgia 

Ready for a quick hop across the skies? Georgia’s just a breezy 3.5-hour flight away from Dubai, and trust me, it’s a place that’ll make your heart do cartwheels! April? Oh, that’s when the magic happens – it’s like the whole country pops with colors, unleashing a floral frenzy that’ll make you swoon. Picture this: temperatures hovering around 12 to 17 degrees Celsius, a sweet escape from Dubai’s toasty embrace. And let’s talk about Tbilisi – their parks are practically bursting at the seams with cherry and magnolia blossoms, painting the town in hues you’ve gotta see to believe!

2. Qatar

How about a skip over to Qatar, the fabulous Emirate that’s practically our neighbor? Trust me, it’s a gem waiting to be explored! Picture this: springtime vibes like Georgia, but with a little extra sizzle in the temperatures. April in Doha brings an average high of 31.9°C and a low of 20.6°C – perfect for the heat seekers among us! And hey, it’s not just about the weather; it’s a heritage hotspot too. Get ready for a tour jam-packed with sights like the vibrant Souq Waqif, the mesmerizing Museum of Islamic Art, the cultural wonderland of Katara Cultural Village, Al Khor Park, and a whole heap more. Four days there? Sounds like the perfect mini-adventure!

3. Azerbaijan

The best time to visit Azerbaijan is April to June, which means you’re bang on with your long weekend dates. The average high-temperature are about 15°C and the average low-temperature is approx 10°C. Azerbaijan is an extremely economical location and super tourist friendly as well. It combines the historical and exotic with beautiful green gardens & great food.

2. Arafat Day & Eid al Adha Holidays Long Weekend (June 15-18) – Get 4 Days Off

Escape the chaos and ditch those frantic last-minute plans! At Gulf Buzz, we’re here to sprinkle a bit of magic into your holiday planning – because why not do it in style and save a few bucks while you’re at it? So, mark your calendars for the upcoming four-day long weekend next year and get ready to make the most of it!

P.S. Wanna supercharge your holiday? Consider applying for some official leave and extend that vacay! We’ve got your back – giving you the ultimate head start to snag those coveted days off before the whole world catches on to the awesome long weekends of 2023.

Alright, buckle up! Here’s the scoop on some seriously cool places you can jet off to from the UAE in June for a sweet four-day adventure:

1. Masai Mara, Kenya

Ever dreamed of The Lion King coming to life? Well, buckle up because Masai Mara in Kenya is like stepping right into that epic movie! Picture this: June vibes, the great wildebeest migration in full swing, and drier weather setting the stage for an open-air safari extravaganza. It’s a forest paradise in the heart of Africa, and you’ll be in for a wildlife spectacle!

2. Seychelles

Who needs a quick beach fix? Seychelles, just 4.5 hours away from Dubai, is calling your name! Beach bums, rejoice – we’re talking sun-kissed shores, crystal-clear waters that’ll make your jaw drop, and a currency exchange rate that’s not too shabby either. Whether you’re into beach-hopping or trekking along the Copolia Trail for some epic views, Seychelles has got you covered. Psst, don’t miss the Aride Island Nature Reserve – it’s an untouched paradise waiting for your exploration!

3. New York, USA

Feeling a bit adventurous for a long-haul journey? New York’s the ticket! Sure, it’s a bit of a flight, but hey, it’s the perfect time to dive into the Big Apple buzz without the overwhelming crowds. June in NYC means sweet weather, not too hot or cold, and hey, the prices? They’re a tad friendlier too! Statue of Liberty? Check. And for a taste of serene beauty, add Lake Placid to your bucket list – it’s a slice of New York State you don’t want to miss!

Time to start plotting your epic getaway – the world’s your oyster!

3. National Day Long Weekend (December 1-3) – Including November 30th (Saturday), get 4 days off

Dubai in December is perfect for a quick escape! Here are some fantastic destinations:

Mauritius

Just a few hours away, Mauritius offers heavenly beaches and warm weather—a delightful contrast to Dubai’s cooler December days.

Maldives

A short flight leads to the Maldives, where you can relish the sunny weather, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters—a paradise getaway.

Austria

For a taste of European winter magic, head to Austria. Explore the festive markets, enjoy skiing, or simply revel in the charming villages.

So there you have it, an exciting lineup of holidays awaits you in 2024. While minor changes may still occur due to moon sightings (for events such as Ramadan and Eid), now’s the perfect time to start planning your well-deserved time off. Whether it’s a nine-day holiday extravaganza or several four-day weekends, it’s time to make the most of these upcoming breaks.

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