|26 May, 2019

Long Eid Al Fitr holiday in UAE for public, private sector

Eid Al Fitr holiday for the private sector in UAE to begin from next Monday, Ramadan 29 (June 3), to the 3rd of Shawwal.

A child plays inside Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi April 7, 2009.

A child plays inside Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi April 7, 2009.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


The UAE private sector will get a six-day long Eid Al Fitr holiday, after the Cabinet announced a nine-day long holiday for the public sector earlier on Sunday.

According to a decision by the UAE Cabinet earlier this year, Eid holidays for the private sector will begin on Ramadan 29 (Monday, June 3) and end on Shawwal 3 (Friday, June 7, in case the holy month is 30-days long).

UAE public sector 

The UAE has announced a seven-day official Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector.

According to a brief statement issued on Twitter, following the directives of The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will start on Sunday, June 2, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday, June 9.

However, combined with May 31 (Friday) and June 1 (Saturday), the public sector will get altogether a 9-day long holiday.

The holy month of Ramadan is likely to have 30 days this time, with Ramadan 30 faling on Tuesday, June 4.

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