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UAE Residents Get Weeklong Break For Eid-ul-Fitr 2024

UAE Residents Get Weeklong Break For Eid-ul-Fitr 2024

Residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to enjoy an extended holiday in celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, one of the two major Islamic festivals. While the official announcement of the Eid ul-Fitr holidays is eagerly awaited, indications suggest that residents can anticipate a six-day break in 2024. The definitive dates are contingent upon the sighting of the moon, a customary practice, but the UAE government has already outlined tentative plans for the festival.

Traditionally, Eid ul-Fitr holidays span from the 29th day of Ramadan to the 3rd day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. In 2024, if Eid falls on April 10, residents can anticipate a prolonged respite starting from April 15. For those seeking an extended break, the option to take Monday, April 8 off work provides the opportunity for a nine-day holiday.

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Based on forecasts from the Met Office, Ramadan in 2024 is predicted to commence on March 11, with Eid ul-Fitr likely to begin on Wednesday, April 10. This year, the duration of the holy month is expected to extend to 30 days in the Kingdom, resulting in a six-day holiday for employees across both public and private sectors.

The anticipation of a lengthy Eid ul-Fitr holiday brings excitement to residents in the UAE, providing an opportunity for festive celebrations and quality time with family and friends. While the final dates remain subject to the moon-sighting tradition, the provisional plans offer a glimpse into the potential for an extended and joyous holiday period for the community in 2024.