There Are 4 UAE Public Holidays Remaining For 2024 – Find Out Which

Here are all the remaining UAE public holidays for 2024 that you need to start putting on your radar. Remember, 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: 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.

Remaining Holidays For 2024:

3. Arafat Day & Eid al Adha Holidays (June 15-19): June offers another opportunity for a fantastic extended weekend. Arafat Day is set for Sunday, June 16, followed by Eid al Adha on June 17, with additional days off on June 18 and 19, 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.

Where To Go For The Next Long Holiday?

Arafat Day & Eid al Adha Holidays Long Weekend (June 15-19) – Get 5 Days Off

According to the forecasts, the Arafat Day, an important precursor to Eid, is expected to fall on Sunday, June 16. This significant day leads right into a three-day public holiday across the UAE to celebrate Eid Al Adha, starting from Monday, June 17th, until Wednesday, June 19th. Here’s where you can go during this 5-day long weekend:

Also read: 5 Things You Can Do In The UAE If You Don’t Have Travel Plans For This Eid

1. 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. Qatar

How about a skip over to Qatar, the fabulous Emirate that’s practically our neighbour? 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!

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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