Eid Holidays Announced For UAE’s Private Sector

Private sector employees will either get a break from August 8-9 or August 9-10, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Private sector employees will get a break for Eid Al Fitr on the first and second days of the month of Shawwal and will resume work on the third day of Shawwal, the UAE’s labour ministry has declared.

The first day of Shawwal could fall on Thursday, August 8 or Friday, August 9, depending on whether Ramadan runs for 29 or 30 days. The exact dates will be announced after the sighting of the moon.

Earlier this week, the UAE announced that government offices in the country will remain closed from Wednesday, August 7, for the Eid Al Fitr break.

Depending on the beginning of Shawwal, they will reopen either on Sunday, August 11, or on Monday, August 12, said the Federal Authority of Human Resources.