- UAE Holidays: residents will have two more long weekends in 2023: July 21-23 and September 29-October 1.
- In 2024, residents can anticipate a 9-day break for Eid Al Fitr, expected from April 6-14.
- The dates for Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are based on astronomical calculations and are subject to slight variations.
- The anticipated holiday dates are in line with the projections by the Emirates Astronomy Society and the Islamic Finder website.
- Residents are encouraged to plan their vacations and celebrations accordingly, taking advantage of the upcoming long weekends and extended breaks.
As UAE residents plan their annual leave and vacations, it is important to keep track of public holidays and long weekends. With the remaining months of 2023 and the upcoming year in mind, here are the anticipated holiday dates to mark on your calendars.
For the remainder of 2023, there are two more long weekends to look forward to. The first is a three-day break during the new Hijri year, from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23. The second long break falls from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1. The year concludes with the UAE National Day on December 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday).
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Looking ahead to 2024, residents can anticipate a generous 9-day break during the first half of the year for Eid Al Fitr. Based on astronomical calculations, Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday, March 11, 2024, spanning over 30 days. This indicates that Eid Al Fitr is likely to fall on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. UAE employees can expect a break from Monday, April 8, till Friday, April 12, extending to a nine-day break from Saturday, April 6, till Sunday, April 14, when including the weekends.
The expected dates released by the Emirates Astronomy Society align with the projected dates on the Islamic Finder website, ensuring consistency.
In 2024, Eid Al Adha is expected to begin on Monday, June 17. If this holds true, UAE employees will enjoy a five-day break from Saturday, June 15, till Wednesday, June 19.
It is important to note that the Islamic calendar, based on moon sightings, may result in slight variations to these dates.
Stay informed and plan your vacations and celebrations accordingly, making the most of the upcoming long weekends and extended breaks. Enjoy your holidays and create lasting memories!