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United Arab Emirates Eid Al Fitr 2024

UAE Eid Al Fitr 2024

The end of Ramadan is marked by the rising of the Shawwal crescent. This joyous Islamic holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a time for feasting, family gatherings, and expressing gratitude. Eid Al Fitr brings cheer, celebrations, and a well–deserved break for many UAE residents. Public sector employees are in for a delightful surprise this year: a one-week holiday from April 8th to 14th, 2024. Let’s dive into the details and answer all your burning questions:

When is Eid al-Fitr in the UAE?

When is Eid al-Fitr in the UAE?

Eid Al Fitr, which means “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is the last day of Ramadan. It comes after the Holy Month. Families get together to greet each other and give each other gifts; in Islam, it’s a time of celebration. The UAE (and many other Arab countries) will also have a public holiday during the holiday season of Eid Al Fitr. The exact length of the holiday will depend on when the moon is seen, though.

The Islamic calendar says that Eid Al Fitr occurs between the 29th and the 3rd of Shawwal. The exact date depends on the sighting of the moon, but it’s anticipated to fall on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024. Now, people who work in the UAE in both the private and public sectors could take nine days off.

If that’s the case, Eid Al Fitr would be the UAE’s most extended holiday and break in 2024 if you count the weekends. But, as always, UAE officials decide which days are public holidays based on how bright the moon is.

What Days Will Be Public Holidays?

What Days Will Be Public Holidays?

UAE residents usually have the day off on the last day of Ramadan. This means that most people who work in the UAE, both in the private and public sectors:

  • Public Sector Holiday Confirmed: Get ready to celebrate! The UAE government has officially announced a generous week-long public sector holiday for Eid Al Fitr.
  • Private Sector Update: While details regarding the private sector haven’t been released yet, stay tuned for official announcements.

On the other hand, Dubai schools will have an extended spring break—three weeks long! The Eid Al Fitr holiday will come after the average two-week break, which starts on March 25, 2024. And if you’re looking forward to more festivities, the next anticipated public holiday is Arafat Day on Tuesday, June 27th, followed by Eid Al Adha from June 28th to 30th.

Celebrations and Traditions of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE

Eid Al Fitr is a time for relaxation and joy and a period rich with cultural and spiritual significance. This festival is celebrated enthusiastically in the UAE, showcasing the rich Islamic heritage and communal spirit. Residents and visitors can witness traditional activities, sumptuous feasts, and vibrant decorations adorning public spaces and homes.

Mosques hold special prayers, and the air fills with generosity and gratitude as people engage in charitable acts and share meals with family and friends. The UAE government ensures the celebrations are inclusive, allowing everyone to partake in the joyous occasion, reflecting the country’s commitment to cultural diversity and harmony.


In the UAE, Eid ul Fitr 2024 takes place on April 10, 2024. Eid ul Fitr, also written as Eid al Fitr, is a major Islamic holiday in the UAE that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In the United Arab Emirates, Eid ul Fitr 2024 will start on April 10, 2024, and continue until the evening of April 12, 2024.

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