Eid Al Fitr 2022: Holidays declared for private sector employees in UAE
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Eid Al Fitr 2022: Holidays declared for private sector employees in UAE

Eid Al Fitr 2022: Holidays declared for private sector employees in UAE

They will either receive a four- or five-day weekend contingent on the sighting of the moon which will indicate the end of Ramadan

Eid holidays

The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) on Thursday announced the dates during which private sector employees will receive paid holidays owing to Eid Al Fitr 2022.

The holidays will begin from Saturday, April 30 (29th of Ramadan) and end on 3rd of Shawwal.

The exact dates of the holiday will therefore depend on the sighting of the moon.

Earlier this month, the Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS) said that Eid Al Fitr in the UAE is forecast to fall on Monday, May 2. Therefore, the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar is expected to fall on May 2. If that were to be the case, then Ramadan this year would have lasted 30 days.

If Ramadan does indeed span 30 days, then as per MoHRE’s directives, private sector employees will receive a five-day holiday, beginning Saturday, April 30 and will last until Wednesday, May 4. However, if the holy month lasts for only 29 days, then these employees will only receive a paid holiday from April 30 until Tuesday, May 3.

Read: Revealed: Likely date for Eid Al Fitr 2022 in UAE

The UAE Cabinet meanwhile has approved a weeklong Eid al-Fitr holiday for all federal government entities operating across the country, starting from Saturday, April 30, through to Friday, May 6, with federal employees to resume duties on Monday, May 9.

Read: Eid Al Fitr 2022: UAE announces holidays for federal government employees

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