UAE Workers to Kick Off 2024 with Extended Weekend & More Holidays In The New Year


We all love public holidays, and UAE workers are set to start the new year with a bang! Monday, January 1, 2024, will be a day off for those who work Monday to Friday, extending the weekend of Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31, until Monday, January 1.

UAE Workers to Kick Off 2024 with Extended WeekendThis comes as a sweet treat after UAE workers just enjoyed a three-day weekend for the National Day holiday.

The UAE Cabinet has announced next year’s public holidays for both the public and private sectors, so you can start planning your getaways ahead of time.

Here’s a rundown of the confirmed dates:

  • Monday, January 1: New Year’s Day
  • Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3: Eid Al-Fitr
  • Dhu Al Hijjah 9: Arafat Day
  • Dhu Al Hijjah 10 to 12: Eid Al-Adha
  • Muharram 1: Islamic New Year
  • Rabi’ Al-Awwal 12: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

Moon Sightings May Affect Exact Dates

While the dates of some holidays are officially confirmed, the exact dates of others may still change depending on moon sightings. However, scholars can estimate when these holidays will fall within a two-to-three-day window.

So, mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting year filled with long weekends, cultural celebrations, and plenty of time to relax and recharge.


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