Holidays in United Arab Emirates 2024

There are 14 public holidays in the United Arab Emirates in 2024, one of which falls on the weekend: Friday and Saturday.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts four days from April 8 to April 11, 2024.

Arafat Day
Arafat Day is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar and it is observed on June 15, 2024, the day before Eid al-Adha. Arafat Day commemorates Muhammad's Farewell Sermon and the completion of the message of Islam.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days from June 16 to June 18, 2024, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 7, 2024.

Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 16, 2024, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.

Commemoration Day
Commemoration Day, observed on December 1, 2024, recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of Emirati martyrs who have given their lives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and abroad in civil, military, and humanitarian service.

National Day
National Day, observed on December 2 and December 3, 2024, commemorates when the Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was founded. On December 2, 1971, the six emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, and Fujairah agreed to unite as one country. 

The following is the list of public holidays in United Arab Emirates 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 08, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 09, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 11, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Arafat DayJun 15, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 16, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 18, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJul 07, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Prophet's BirthdaySep 16, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Commemoration DayDec 01, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
National DayDec 02, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayDec 03, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the United Arab Emirates in 2024.

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