UAE Public Sector to Have One Week Off For Eid Al Fitr 2024

UAE public sector will have one week off for Eid Al Fitr 2024

Discover the significance of Eid Al Fitr 2024 in the UAE. Join the celebration with a week-long holiday for all.

The United Arab Emirates has officially announced a week-long Eid Al Fitr 2024 holiday, from Monday, April 8, until Sunday, April 14. This proclamation by the UAE Cabinet brings joy and anticipation to public and private sector workers across the country, marking a significant period of celebration and reflection.

Importance of Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr, known as the ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast’, holds immense cultural and religious significance for Muslims worldwide. It marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, prayer, and reflection. As the crescent moon of Shawwal appears, signalling the end of Ramadan, Muslims gather with family and friends to celebrate this joyous occasion.

Astronomical Significance

The determination of Eid Al Fitr’s date is closely tied to astronomical events. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, provides insights into the celestial alignment that dictates the timing of Eid celebrations. According to Al Jarwan, the birth of the Shawwal crescent, anticipated on April 8, 2024, coincides with a total solar eclipse. This convergence of celestial events adds a unique dimension to the festivities, enhancing the spiritual significance of Eid Al Fitr.

Public Holiday Announcement

The UAE government’s decision to declare a full week off for Eid Al Fitr underscores its commitment to honoring religious observances and promoting cultural cohesion. Public sector employees can look forward to a well-deserved break, fostering a sense of unity and community spirit. While private sector workers await further announcements regarding their holiday schedule, anticipation is high for a collective period of relaxation and celebration.

Impact on Dubai Residents

Dubai, a vibrant metropolis known for its diversity and dynamism, eagerly anticipates the upcoming holiday. Residents of this cosmopolitan city embrace the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, participate in festive activities, and indulge in culinary delights. The extended break aligns with Dubai’s work-life balance ethos, allowing individuals to recharge and rejuvenate before resuming their daily routines.

School Break Extension

Families with school-going children will benefit from an extended spring break, courtesy of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Dubai schools will enjoy a three-week hiatus, commencing on March 25, 2024, and culminating in the Eid festivities. This extended break provides families ample time to travel, explore cultural attractions, and create lasting memories together.

Future Holiday Outlook

Looking ahead, Eid Al Adha looms on the horizon as the next major public holiday in 2024. With expectations of a four-day weekend, anticipation builds for another period of celebration and reflection. The UAE’s rich tapestry of cultural celebrations underscores its commitment to inclusivity and harmony, fostering a sense of belonging among its diverse populace.

UAE public holidays in 2024: 14 days to save now

  • Monday January 1: New Year’s Day
  • Monday April 8: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Tuesday April 9: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Wednesday April 10: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Thursday April 11: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Friday April 12: Eid Al Fitr holiday
  • Saturday June 15: Arafat Day
  • Sunday June 16: Eid al Adha
  • Monday June 17: Eid al Adha holiday
  • Tuesday June 18: Eid al Adha holiday
  • Sunday July 7: Islamic New Year
  • Sunday September 15: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday
  • Sunday December 1: Commemoration Day
  • Monday December 2: National Day
  • Tuesday December 3: National Day holiday


In summary, the announcement of a week-long holiday for Eid Al Fitr 2024 heralds a period of joy, reflection, and celebration in the United Arab Emirates. As public and private sector workers prepare to embrace this auspicious occasion, unity and community spirit prevails. From astronomical alignments to cultural traditions, Eid Al Fitr embodies the essence of togetherness and gratitude. Let us join hands in commemorating this momentous occasion and cherishing the bonds that unite us.

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