UAE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: When is the next long weekend in the UAE coming up?

Dubai Skyline With A Waving Uae Flag, When Is The Next Long Weekend Holiday In The Uae?

Can’t wait for more public holidays and long weekends? Check out the full list of the remaining ones in 2024


Missing that long Eid Al Adha break? Looking forward to the next long weekend? We’re with you, and that’s why we’ve figured out when the next long weekend in the UAE is!

Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the 2024 official holidays calendar for both public and private sectors will certainly go a long way in helping you anticipate and plan your travel dates for the year.

So far, UAE has enjoyed long weekends for public holidays for New Year’s Day on 1 January, three days for Eid Al Fitr starting 8 April, four days for Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha starting 15 June.

The most recent one-day holiday was for the Islamic New Year on Sunday, 7 July 7, the next holiday is fortunately not too far away!

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When is the next public holiday in the UAE?


Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday or Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawiis is set to fall on Rabi’ Al-Awwal 12. This corresponds to 15 September, which is a Sunday this year.

While the same is subject to moon sightings, different emirates are authorised to offer the previous Friday or the following Monday as an additional holiday, which could mean a potential three-day long weekend.

Ahead of that, Commemoration Day (previously known as Martyrs’ Day), will also be taking place on a Sunday, 1 December. However, the UAE National Day celebrations will fall on 2 and 3 December which is a Monday and Tuesday in 2024. This is a definite long three-day break for all residents.


UAE public holidays in 2025


The UAE government has announced the official holiday dates for 2025, and even with adjustments owing to the lunar calendar, it’s the perfect opportunity for residents to get planning those vacations.

And if you’re a fan of those long weekends (who isn’t?), the resolution comes into effect from 1 January 2025 and allows for UAE public holidays that fall on weekends to be moved to the beginning or end of the week. Check out the full list


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