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Counting Down: UAE Workers Eager for Upcoming Long Weekends In June

As the echoes of Eid Al Fitr slowly fade away, many UAE residents find themselves already anticipating their next break from work. While the recent extended holiday provided a well-deserved nine-day respite for many, attention now turns to the next occasions for some well-deserved downtime.

For those who are back to the grind with work on Saturdays, the prospect of the next holiday couldn't come soon enough. Here's a quick rundown of the remaining holidays in the UAE calendar:

Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha:

Marking one of the holiest days in Islam, Arafah Day falls on Dhul Hijjah 9. Following this, the Islamic festival Eid Al Adha spans three days, beginning immediately after. In 2024, these holidays are expected to be observed from Sunday, June 16, to Wednesday, June 19, offering a generous five-day break including the preceding Saturday.

Islamic New Year:

Although not a long holiday, the Islamic New Year, expected to occur on Sunday, July 7, marks Muharram 1. While it may be a single day off for many, it's a significant event in the Islamic calendar, signifying the beginning of the Hijri year.

Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Birthday:

Observed on Rabi Al Awwal 12, the specific date on the Gregorian calendar varies. While it may not entail a long break, it's a significant day for reflection and celebration in the UAE.

National Day:

The year concludes with a significant holiday on December 2 and 3, falling on Monday and Tuesday respectively. This, combined with the regular Saturday-Sunday weekend, offers a luxurious four-day holiday for residents to celebrate and enjoy.

While the next long holiday may seem distant, it's always worthwhile to mark these dates in your calendar. Whether it's a few days off to spend with family and friends or an opportunity for personal reflection, these holidays provide valuable moments to recharge and rejuvenate. So, mark your calendars and start planning your next getaway or staycation in the vibrant UAE.


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