By Staff writer
Long weekend likely, to start on May 22
The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said this year’s Eid Al-Fitr will be an extra long weekend for workers.
In a Twitter update, authority said Ramadan will be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, in accordance with the Islamic calendar.
With Ramadan expected to fall on May 22, the holiday is likely to be a long weekend, ending on either Tuesday May 26 or Wednesday, May 27, depending on whether Ramadan will last for 29 or 30 days this year.
Although the announcement is for public sector workers only, the UAE public and private sector holidays now run in tandem.
The dates are in line with the UAE cabinet announcement last year, when it approved national holidays for remainder of 2019 and 2020.