UAE announces Eid holiday for gov't staff

An announcement regarding workers in the private sector has yet to be made
UAE announces Eid holiday for gov't staff
By Andy Sambidge
Tue 30 Jul 2013 05:00 PM

Government ministries and entities in the UAE will be on holiday for five days from Wednesday August 7, it was announced on Tuesday.

According to a statement published by news agency WAM, the days off are in celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Federal workers will resume work on Monday August 12, if the start of the new lunar month of Shawal is not confirmed by Ramadan 29 and subsequently Ramadan completes 30 days.

The holiday period was confirmed in a circular issued by Humaid bin Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority.

An announcement regarding the private sector has yet to be made.

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