UAE public holidays for 2024 announced by Cabinet

New Year's Day is the next holiday after National Day in December

Powered by automated translation

The UAE Cabinet has announced national holidays for the public and private sectors for next year.

The first public holiday of 2024 will be New Year's Day, followed by Eid Al Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan.

Some of the holidays are based on the Hijri Islamic calendar and their Gregorian dates will depend on the moon-sighting.

It means these holidays will fall within a two-to-three-day window.

Eid Al Fitr could fall between Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 11, and Arafat Day could fall on Saturday, June 15.

Eid Al Adha could fall on Sunday, June 16, with the holiday on either Monday, June 17 or Tuesday, June 18.

Meanwhile, the Islamic New Year could fall on Sunday, June 7.

The Prophet Mohammed's birthday could also fall on Sunday, September 15.

Meanwhile, the next public holiday for this year will be National Day, which falls on December 2 and 3.

The UAE announced on Thursday that the National Day weekend will be a paid public holiday for private sector workers. The three-day break will fall on Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3 and Monday, December 4.

For federal workers, the UAE confirmed that employees would be granted leave from Saturday, December 2 to Monday, December 4.

Work will resume on Tuesday, December 5. The authority said public sector employees would be able to work from home on Friday, December 1.

Holidays for 2024

January 1: New Year's Day

Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, 1445 AH: Eid Al Fitr

Dhu Al-Hijjah 9, 1445 AH: Arafat Day

Dhu Al-Hijjah 10 to 12, 1445 AH: Eid Al Adha

Muharram 1, 1446 AH: Islamic New Year

Rabi' Al-Awwal 12, 1446 AH: Prophet Mohammed's birthday

December 2 to 3: National Day

Updated: November 23, 2023, 5:51 PM