UAE confirms that Eid Al Fitr will start on Wednesday

UAE private sector workers will get a four-day weekend for Eid



Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, will fall on Wednesday, July 6, officials in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have confirmed.

The news comes after moon sighting committees from the UAE and Saudi Arabia held meetings on Monday to witness the Shawwal crescent moon.

The start of the month of Shawwal – celebrated as Eid Al Fitr- marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

With the first day of Eid now confirmed as Wednesday, private sector workers will get a four-day weekend from July 6 to July 9 to mark the occasion.

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Public sector employees in the country are off from Sunday, July 3 to Saturday, July 9 for Eid. They will resume work from Sunday, July 10.

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