The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has confirmed that the private sector will have five days of paid holidays starting from May 22 (29 Ramadan) and ending on May 26 (3 Shawwal) for Eid Al Fitr.
On May 11, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced a similar five-day Eid Al Fitr break from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3 for public sector employees.
#MOHRE announced the dates between 29 Ramadan and 3 Shawwal 1441 (Hijri) to be a paid holiday for all employees working in the private sector in the UAE on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr pic.twitter.com/ksdOBykRIk
— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) May 13, 2020
While the announcement was made in reference to public sector employees, the UAE cabinet announced in 2019 that both public and private sectors in the country will have the same number of holidays.
This is now an official confirmation that the private sector will enjoy the same number of days off as the public sector for Eid Al Fitr this year.