As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to plan those last getaways, celebrate with loved ones, and make the most of the upcoming UAE public holidays. In 2023, we’ve already had the privilege of enjoying several holidays, including New Year’s Day, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Islamic New Year, and Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi. But don’t worry; there’s one more public holiday to look forward to this year, and it’s just around the corner. Let’s take a closer look at the remaining holidays in 2023 and a glimpse of what 2024 has in store.
Commemoration Day (December 1, 2023): Formerly known as Martyrs’ Day, this solemn occasion is observed on December 1, which happens to fall on a Friday this year. It’s a day to remember and pay tribute to the Emirati heroes who sacrificed their lives for their country.
UAE National Day (December 2 and 3, 2023): Following Commemoration Day, we have another reason to celebrate – UAE National Day. It’s a two-day celebration falling on December 2 (Saturday) and December 3 (Sunday). This means you get to enjoy a three-day weekend to commemorate the birth of the United Arab Emirates.
It’s important to note that while these holidays are eagerly anticipated, the official announcement from the UAE government is awaited. However, it’s likely that you’ll get a well-deserved break during this time.
Now, looking ahead to 2024, the year is set to kick off with another long weekend. On January 1, 2024, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, offering us another three-day weekend to start the year on a positive note.
Keep in mind that the list of public holidays in the UAE is usually announced well in advance, though they are subject to confirmation closer to the time. One exciting prospect for 2024 is the possibility of a nine-day break for Eid-Al-Fitr, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation to confirm this extended holiday.
In the end, as 2023 winds down and we prepare to welcome 2024, the UAE’s public holiday calendar promises more opportunities to relax, celebrate, and create lasting memories with family and friends. Mark your calendar, stay updated with official announcements, and get ready to make the most of these upcoming long weekends. Whether it’s paying tribute to our heroes on Commemoration Day or celebrating the unity and pride of the UAE on National Day, there’s always a reason to come together and enjoy some well-deserved time off. So, here’s to making the most of the UAE’s upcoming public holidays and embracing the promise of 2024.