Five-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr in UAE?

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on May 15, 2019 | Last updated on May 15, 2019 at 06.35 am
Five-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr in UAE?

(Media Office file)

Fahr also tweeted a list, confirming the government's decision earlier this year.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources had issued an official list of holidays for UAE's public and private sectors on earlier this year following the government's decision to unify holidays for public and private sectors in order to achieve harmony between both sectors.

According to the new list, residents might enjoy up to five days off for Eid Al Fitr, since the list specifies the holidays from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, which means that if Ramadan has 30 days, the number of holidays would be five. According to the IACAD calendar, Ramadan 30 is likely to fall on June 4 (subject to moon sighting).

Also read: Complete list of holidays for both sectors

Fahr also issued a list of holiday to clarify any doubts that arose earlier in April over Al Israa Wal Miraj holiday.

Even as public and private sector employees in the UAE will enjoy more official days off for Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, they will NOT get a paid holiday for Israa Wal Miraj (Rajab 27) and the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Rabi Al Awwal 12).

The total number of official holidays this year is 14.

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