United Arab Emirates has a total of 20 holidays in 2024. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2024 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Ramadan Start
Monday, March 11, 2024 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 March Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Monday, April 8, 2024 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Fitr
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Eid al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Thursday, April 11, 2024 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Hajj season begins
Saturday, June 8, 2024 Hajj season begins is a observance in United Arab Emirates
Arafat (Hajj) Day
Saturday, June 15, 2024 Arafat (Hajj) Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sunday, June 16, 2024 Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Eid al-Adha Holiday
Monday, June 17, 2024 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
June Solstice
Thursday, June 20, 2024 June Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Sunday, July 7, 2024 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Mouloud
Sunday, September 15, 2024 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
September Equinox
Sunday, September 22, 2024 September Equinox in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Commemoration Day
Saturday, November 30, 2024 Commemoration Day is a observance in United Arab Emirates
National Day
Monday, December 2, 2024 National Day is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
National Day Holiday
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 National Day Holiday is a national holiday in United Arab Emirates
December Solstice
Saturday, December 21, 2024 December Solstice in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2024 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
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