The UAE has announced that public sector employees will get a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
A message on the official Dubai Media twitter account stated: “Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start Sunday July 27, and end Thursday July 31, to resume work on August 3.”
The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information has said that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr to fall on Monday, July 28.
Last week, Kuwait also revealed that public sector employees would receive a nine-day holiday for Eid.
The month of Ramadan, which began on June 29, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.