After the announcement of Eid for the public and government sector, Eid Al Fitr for the private sector has also been published. The month-long season of Ramadan is about to end and the holiday has been announced as the first and second day of Shawwal which is either June 15 or 16 (Friday and Saturday).
Based on this, there will be no long weekend for the private sector and employees are expected to return to work on June 17 – Sunday.
UAE Eid Al Fitr Holiday for Private Companies
Take note that the official start of Eid Al Fitr is still dependent on the sighting of the moon. If Eid will fall on June 16 – Saturday, private sector will have a day off on June 17 – Sunday, work to resume on June 18 – Monday. We will keep you posted for updates.
Below is a post from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) official Twitter account:
وهنأ معاليه حكومة وشعب الإمارات والمقيمين على أرضها بهذه المناسبة سائلاً الله أن يعيدها على دولتنا بمزيد من التقدم والازدهار وعلى الأمتين العربية والإسلامية بالعزة والمجد.#عيد_مبارك #الامارات pic.twitter.com/yAfobEivS6
— MOHRE_UAE (@MOHRE_UAE) June 12, 2018
Also, for those who are already set to work on weekends, as these are holidays, there should be an expected holiday pay included. Please confirm with your employer or HR.