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UAE announces 9-day Eid Al Fitr holiday

Federal ministries and departments to close from July 27

UAE announces 9-day Eid Al Fitr holiday

UAE public sector workers have been given a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, it was confirmed on Sunday.

“Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start Sunday 27 July & end Thursday 31 July, to resume work on August 3,” it was announced on the official Dubai Media twitter account.

Holidays for the private sector have not been confirmed.

Last week, it was confirmed Kuwaiti public sector workers have been given a nine-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

The Kuwaiti cabinet approved five days off work between Sunday, July 27 and Thursday, July 31. When combined with the weekends on either side, workers will have nine days off.

Astronomers across the Gulf have predicted that Eid Al Fitr will fall on Monday, July 28.

Other Gulf states are yet to announce their Eid Al Fitr holiday dates.

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Mark X 6 years ago

I am sure the Private sector will be given Friday Off as usual.

Shanti 6 years ago

Why only public sector can enjoy 9 days leave.......people working in private sector are NOT humans and don't they also have some enjoyment in life......why only in this part of the world this parity between private and public sector? Why are they not uniform like other countries?

Mushie F 6 years ago

Now there's a surprise, no announcement for the 'private sector' - as it will probably not be worth mentioning (as usual). We work longer hours, 6 day weeks, and get the least holidays... so unfair, especially for families where one works in the public sector and one in private, children get the public sector holidays (i know it's summer holidays now). Families should be able to enjoy these holidays together. This needs to be more uniform for all.

cliff 6 years ago

Hard to believe Emiratisation in the private sector is proving so hard...