UAE Private Sector Workers To Get Two-Days Eid Al Fitr Holiday

The first and second days of the month of Shawwal have been announced as Eid-al-Fitr holidays for the private sector.

Private sector workers in the UAE will get two days off for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, it was confirmed on Sunday.

A message on the official Dubai Media twitter account stated: “1st and 2nd days of the month of Shawwal announced as Eid-al-Fitr holidays for private sector workers in UAE, to resume work 3rd of Shawwal.”

Earlier today, it was announced that public sector workers in the country will receive nine-days for the Eid Al Fitr holiday, starting from Sunday July 27. Federal ministries and departments will resume work on August 3.

The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information has said that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr, marking the first day of Shawwal, to fall on Monday, July 28.

The exact date will be decided by the official moon sighting committee.

The month of Ramadan, which began on June 29, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.