Dubai UAE Public Holidays 2024 Full List

The United Arab Emirates government has released the UAE public holidays calendar for 2024. The government has found out the best dates for the people living in UAE to plan and enjoy their holidays in 2024. On this page, you can find out the complete details of the public holidays in UAE for 2024. Some holiday dates are based on the Islamic calendar. Islamic year calendar depends on the sighting of the moon so dates may be changed. You can check regularly for updates on Dubai public holidays in 2024.

UAE Public Holidays 2024 (الاجازات الرسمية في الامارات) can be divided into two categories depending on Islamic as well as Gregorian calendar dates. These UAE National Holidays 2024 depend on the standard Gregorian calendar (Western calendar), and Islamic holidays that follow the Hijri calendar (Islamic calendar).

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The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar with 365 days fixed every year (366 days in a leap year), whereas the Hijri calendar depends on the lunar or moon sighting with 354 days this also depends on the UAE public holidays 2024 (الامارات للعطلات الرسمية). Islamic holidays will, therefore, change 11 or 12 days every year relative to the Gregorian calendar. Things are further changed by the fact that the start date of each month in the Islamic calendar is determined by local sightings of the moon (and can vary by a day from the anticipated date). The real dates of Islamic holidays are only confirmed a day before they begin.

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The table below shows the expected dates for public holidays in the United Arab Emirates 2024 in the United Arab Emirates. The real dates of the UAE Independence Day holiday may vary in the Gregorian calendar, as the Islamic special days are dictated by the sighting of the moon, and must be approved by the local sightings committee in the United Arab Emirates.

People of the United Arab Emirates will enjoy a lot of long weekends which is very good to celebrate and enjoy full time in the UAE after too many tired working routines. UAE is an awesome place to enjoy public holidays in 2024, especially in Dubai. Dubai is one of the most beautiful places which has a lot of attractions for the tourists as well as the people working here in different fields and for the local people as well.

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The holy month of Ramadan Kareem was expected to begin in March 2024 which also depends on the moon of the Ramadan Kareem month and decided by the moon sighting organization in the UAE. Martyr’s (Commemoration) Day, which has a fixed date, will be observed on the 30th of November.

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UAE National Day 2024 celebrations will begin on the 2nd of December as this is a special day for all the local UAE people. National Day of UAE is a public holiday throughout the country. It is an independence day for the UAE that the whole nation celebrates as full of spirit and love. This is the day that the people of the UAE enjoy a lot and celebration and happiness surrounds the whole UAE. Everywhere celebrations, fireworks, and different activities in the United Arab Emirates on 2nd December in remembrance of their UAE National Day.

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Remember, federal ministries and government offices will be closed over the UAE public holidays in 2024 (الامارات للعطلات الرسمية), so you may have to adjust your own scheduling accordingly.

We wish you all the very best this year, may it be the happiest, healthy, and most successful one possible.

UAE Public Holidays Calendar 2024

Date Day Number of Holidays Holiday Name
1st Jan 2024 Monday 1 New Year’s Day
8 April-10 April 2024 (Likely the evening of April 9) Monday 3 Eid Al Fitr
15th June 2024 Saturday 1 Arafat Day
16th -19th June 2024 Sunday 3 Eid Al Adha
8th July 2024 Monday 1 Islamic New Year
15th Sep 2024 Sunday 1 The Prophet’s Muhammad (PBUH)Birthday
1st Dec 2024 Sunday 1 Commemoration Day
2nd-3rd Dec 2024 Monday 2 UAE National Day

Some dates can be changed as some Islamic event holidays depend on the sighting of the moon. You can also find some previous years’ public holidays in the UAE calendar below.

United Arab Emirates Public Holidays 2022 Calendar

Date Day Number of Holidays Holiday
1-Jan Sat 1 New Year’s Day
30-Apr Sat 5 Eid al-Fitr Holiday
1-May Sun Eid al-Fitr Holiday
2-May Mon Eid al-Fitr
3-May Tue Eid al-Fitr Holiday
4-May Wed Eid al-Fitr Holiday
8-Jul Fri 1 Arafat Day
9-Jul Sat 3 Eid al-Adha
10-Jul Sun Eid al-Adha Holiday
11-Jul Mon Eid al-Adha Holiday
30-Jul Sat 1 Islamic New Year
8-Oct Sat 1 Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
1-Dec Thu 1 Commemoration Day
2-Dec Fri 2 National Day
3-Dec Sat National Day Holiday

United Arab Emirates Public Holidays 2021 Calendar

Date Day No. of Days Holiday
1-Jan-2021 Friday 1 New Year’s Day
11-May-2021 Tuesday 5 Eid Al Fitr
19-Jul-2021 Monday 1 Arafat Day
20-Jul-2021 Tuesday 3 Eid Al Adha
10-Aug-2021 Tuesday 1 Islamic New Year
19-Oct-2021 Tuesday 1 The Prophet’s Birthday
30-Nov-2021 Tuesday 1 Martyr’s Day
1-Dec-2021 Wednesday 2 UAE National Day

UAE Public Holidays 2020

Dubai Public Occasion/Events Day 2020 Week Day Gregorian calendar Date
New Year’s Day Tue 1-Jan
Isra’a Wal Mi’raj Wed 3-Apr
Beginning of Ramadan Mon 6-May
Eid al-Fitr Tue 4-Jun
Eid al-Fitr Holiday Wed 5-Jun
Eid al-Fitr Holiday Thu 6-Jun
Arafat Day Sat 10-Aug
Eid al-Adha Sun 11-Aug
Eid al-Adha Holiday Mon 12-Aug
Eid al-Adha Holiday Tue 13-Aug
Islamic New Year Sat 1-Sep
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Sat 9-Nov
Martyrs’ Day/Commemoration Day Sat 30-Nov
National Day Mon 2-Dec
National Day Holiday * Tue 3-Dec

UAE Public Holidays 2018

Dubai Public Occasion/Events Day 2018 Islamic year Date Gregorian calendar Date Off Days
New Year’s Day NA 1 January 1 day
Al lsra’a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day* 27 Rajab 14-Apr 1 day
Eid Al Fitr* 1 Shawwal 15-16 June 2 Days
Arafat Day* 9 Dhu al Hijjah 20-Aug 1 day
Eid Al Adha – Feast of Sacrifice* 10 Dhu al Hijjah 21-22 August 2 Days
Al Hijri •Islamic New Year* 1 Muharram 13-Sep 1 day
Birthday of Prophet Mohammad*
(PBUH) • Eid Milad Un Nabi
12 Rabi al Awwal 20-Nov 1 day
Commemoration Day NA 30 November 1 day
UAE National Day NA 2-Dec 1 Day

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