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UAE government says Eid Al Fitr holiday to begin on June 24

UAE government says Eid Al Fitr holiday to begin on June 24

Government workers could receive as much as a week off for the Islamic holiday

The UAE has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and authorities will begin on Saturday, June 24.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said if Eid falls on Sunday, June 25, work will resume on Wednesday, June 28.

If Eid falls on Monday, June 26, work will resume on Sunday, July 2, it added.

Eid dates for the private sector have yet to be announced.

UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called for the early payment of salaries to mark the Islamic holiday.

Read: UAE President orders early payment of salaries for Eid

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