UAE announces Eid Al Fitr holiday dates for public and private sectors

Public sector workers will be off for nine days



The UAE Cabinet has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will begin on Sunday, June 2, and run for one week with work resuming on Sunday, June 9.

The government’s official Twitter account made the announcement today (Sunday) – one week in advance of the holiday.

Meanwhile, private sector employees will have four days off for Eid Al Fitr this year, according to a circular from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

They will be off from Monday, June 3 (Ramadan 29) until Shawwal 3 – which will either fall on Thursday, June 6, or Friday, June 7, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Work will resume on 4th of Shawwal.

The UAE’s moon-sighting committee will announce the exact date next week.

The cabinet had previously announced that both public and private sectors will have the same number of holidays.

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That announcement in March followed the approval of a decree designed to bring equality to the public and private sectors, with the UAE government communications office saying on Twitter: “The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy”.