The UAE announces 5 consecutive days of Eid Al-Adha holiday 2024

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The Emirates Astronomy Society announced the start date of Eid al-Adha 2024. The society stated in its statement that Sunday, June 16, 2024, is the anticipated first day of the festival, following which the formal celebration would last for three days in the United Arab Emirates.

June 20 Hajj season concludes

According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the chairman of the Emirates Astronomy Society, the group also thinks that Tashriq and the Hajj season will likely come to an end on Thursday, June 20.

Holiday for five consecutive working days

When this is taken into consideration along with the fact that it is the weekend, it indicates that individuals living in the UAE will have five days of work in a row if this prediction is accurate.

The beginning of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah

The Emirates Astronomy Society has provided an update, stating that they anticipate the beginning of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the month in which Eid al-Adha occurs, to be on Saturday, June 8. Following the fact that it was anticipated that the next Islamic month of Dhu al-Qa'dah would start on Saturday, June 8, this comes as a result. On Thursday, May 9th.


In accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, the Day of Arafah is observed on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This day also serves as the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Islamic lunar calendar

According to the Islamic lunar calendar, the month of Dhu al-Hijjah is the final month of the year. Eid al-Adha, on the other hand, is traditionally a period of pilgrimage when the Hajj is performed. Considering that Muslims all over the world celebrate this time of year, it is necessary for there to be public holidays that coincide with this period of time.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the third day of the Hajj, which is a week-long pilgrimage.

During the previous year, the United Arab Emirates celebrated Eid al-Adha with a six-day long weekend.

Public holidays and weekends

Official holidays and extended weekends in the United Arab Emirates are announced at the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. However, due to the fact that many holidays are Islamic in nature, they are determined by the lunar cycle and cannot be confirmed in their entirety until much closer to the date.

As an illustration, the number of days that will be off for the Eid al-Fitr holiday this year will not be determined until the 29th day of Ramadan.

Official holidays in the UAE 2024

  • New Year's Day: January 1, 2024.
  • Eid al-Fitr: starting from April 8 to 12, 2024 AD, and corresponding Hijri from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, 1445.
  • Arafat Day: June 15, 2024 AD, corresponding to Dhu al-Hijjah 9, 1445 AH.
  • Eid al-Adha: starting from June 16 to 18, 2024, and corresponding to the Hijri year from Dhu al-Hijjah 10 to 12, 1445.
  • Hijri New Year: It corresponds to July 7, 2024 AD, and corresponds to Muharram 1, 1446 Hijri.
  • The Prophet’s Birthday: It falls on September 15, 2024, corresponding to Rabi’ al-Awwal 12, 1446 Hijri year.
  • National Day: from 2 to 3 December 2024 AD.

Eid al-Adha

For Muslims, Eid al-Adha is one of two holidays (the other being Eid al-Fitr). After the Day of Arafat halt, when Muslim pilgrims stand to carry out the most significant Hajj rituals, on the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah, it ends on the 13th of the same month.

This day also commemorates Abraham's, peace be upon him, vision in which God gave him the instruction to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Then God gave him the instruction to sacrifice a lamb in place of his son after he and his son accepted the vision. Eid al-Adha is therefore the day when Muslims approach God by sacrificing one of the animals (a sheep, a cow, or a camel) and giving the sacrificial meat to their family, the underprivileged, and their home.

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