UAE Announces Eid Al Adha 2024 Holidays

UAE Announces Eid Al Adha 2024 Holidays

The UAE has officially set the Eid Al Adha holiday dates for government and business workers. The announcement comes as the country prepares for the Festival of Sacrifice, one of the most important Islamic holidays. Read on to learn about the UAE’s holiday schedule and what it means for people there.

Public Sector Holidays

According to the Federal Authority of Human Resources, government employees will have a four-day holiday for Eid Al Adha. The break will last from June 15 to 18 (Tuesday). On Wednesday, June 19, regular business hours will start again.

This longer break will benefit workers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah because it will give them more time to celebrate with their families and do fun holiday activities. Sharjah’s public sector workers will have an extra day off because the holiday falls on the same weekend as their normal Friday, giving them a five-day break.

Private Sector Holidays

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has also told the private sector about the same holiday dates. From Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18, people who work in the private sector will be off. They will return to work on Wednesday, June 19. This ensures that the public and private sectors follow the same holiday schedule so that everyone can celebrate with friends and family.

Significance of the Holidays

There are many names for Eid Al Adha, but one of the most important events in the Islamic calendar is the Festival of Sacrifice. It remembers how Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to kill his son as an act of obedience to God. Muslims all over the world kill an animal, usually a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, to honor this event. Families, friends, and people in need get meat from the sacrifice.

Arafah Day is the holiest day in Islam. It occurs on Dhul Hijjah 9, the day before Eid Al Adha. June 15, 2024, will be Arafah Day. The 16th through 18th will be Eid Al Adha, a three-day holiday.

Working Hours During Holidays

Most public or private sector workers will enjoy the holidays, but a few exceptions exist. Authorities, departments, and institutions that need workers to work shifts or provide important public services will set specific work hours based on how they need to run their businesses. In this way, public buildings and services will be able to run smoothly over the holidays.

Celebrating Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha is a time to pray, think, and spend time with others. Muslims worldwide, including the UAE, will gather in mosques and public spaces to pray. To show support for those in need, families will share meals and give to charity.

During the longer holiday period, people in the area can do cultural and social things. Many families use this time to travel or visit relatives, strengthening bonds and creating memories that will last a lifetime.


People in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are very happy about the Eid Al Adha holidays. The holidays for both the public and private sectors are on the same dates so that everyone can join in the fun. The UAE is getting ready for a very important holiday. The celebrations will focus on unity, kindness, and faith. Follow official channels to stay updated on the latest news and announcements. Have a safe and fun holiday season. Happy Eid to everyone!


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