Eid Holidays for the public sector has been announced. According to a post from the official Twitter account of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the Eid Al Fitr for federal entities in the UAE will begin from Thursday (June 14), the 29th Ramadan and will last until the third day of Shawwal.
If Eid Al Fitr falls on June 15, Friday then the holiday will last until June 17, Sunday. But be advised that this is still not final as it will be dependent on the sighting of the moon.
UAE Eid Al Fitr Holiday for Government Employees
Eid Al Fitr means “Celebration of Breaking the Fast” which is the festive event to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This would usually start after 29 or 30 days of Ramadan.
FAHR announced Eid al Fitr holiday for the Federal Government. Below is a Tweet from the official Twitter account of FAHR
FAHR announced Eid al Fitr holiday for the Federal Government pic.twitter.com/bNFjE3BhMA
— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) June 11, 2018
In previous years, both public and private sector employees would get about 2-3 days off to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. But this year, the holiday is expected to fall on a weekend, and it’s possible that private sector employees may not get any extra days off.
The holiday for the private sector is yet be announced – we will keep you posted for updates.