UAE announces visa-free countries for residents during Eid Al-Adha 2024

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As Eid Al-Adha 2024 approaches, UAE residents are gearing up for a five-day long weekend, expected to commence on June 17th.

With travel rates soaring during this period, the majority of travelers are seeking short-haul, hassle-free visa destinations to make the most of their extended holidays.

Data from Skyscanner reveals that residents are proactively planning their trips, with June 14 emerging as the most favored travel date. The top destinations on travelers' radars during this period include New York, Tokyo, Athens, Dublin, and Male, reflecting a preference for diverse experiences and cultural exploration.

Visa-Free Destinations

In response to the growing demand for visa-free travel options, UAE residents have a plethora of enticing destinations to choose from. Some of the visa-free destinations available to UAE residents include Sri Lanka, Armenia, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, the Seychelles, Nepal, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Serbia, Malaysia, and Singapore. These destinations offer a seamless travel experience, allowing residents to explore new cultures and landscapes without the hassle of visa requirements.

Popular Eid al-Adha Cities

Skyscanner data also highlights the most searched cities for the Eid Al-Adha holiday duration. London, Cairo, Athens, New York, and Manchester top the list, indicating a blend of cosmopolitan experiences, historical richness, and scenic beauty sought after by travelers during this festive period.

Eid Al-Adha 2024 Dates

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society, has confirmed through astronomical calculations that Arafat Day is likely to fall on Sunday, June 16. The final day of Tashreeq, marking the conclusion of the Hajj season, is expected to be on Thursday, June 20. In alignment with these dates, the UAE Cabinet has announced four public holidays from June 16 to 19, allowing residents ample time to observe Arafat Day and celebrate Eid Al Adha with their loved ones.

As Eid Al-Adha 2024 approaches, UAE residents are eagerly anticipating the upcoming long weekend and planning their travels accordingly. With a wide array of visa-free destinations available and popular cities to explore, travelers have ample opportunities to embark on memorable journeys and create lasting memories during this festive season.

Embracing cultural diversity

Eid al-Adha presents a unique opportunity for UAE residents to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of global cultures. Whether exploring the vibrant streets of Tokyo, indulging in the culinary delights of Athens, or marveling at the historical landmarks of Rome, travelers can embrace cultural diversity and forge connections with people from around the world.

By venturing beyond familiar borders and experiencing new traditions, residents can enrich their understanding of the global community and foster a spirit of unity and inclusivity. Eid Al-Adha 2024 offers a platform for cultural exchange and mutual respect, transcending geographical boundaries and celebrating the diversity that enriches our shared humanity.

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