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Nine days holiday for Eid Al Fitr in UAE

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Filed on June 27, 2016 | Last updated on June 27, 2016 at 07.02 am
Nine days holiday for Eid Al Fitr in UAE

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UAE Cabinet approves Eid Al Fitr holiday of Federal entities,, starting from Sunday, July 3, with work resuming on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Based on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved Eid Al Fitr holiday for Ministries and Federal entities, starting from 28 of Ramadan 1437 Hijri year, corresponding to Sunday, July 3, with work resuming on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

The nine days holiday is counting the Friday and Saturday weekly offs that are before and after the five-day Eid week.

The Cabinet meeting this evening at the Presidential Palace was held in the presence of Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The Cabinet also approved an adjustment to the working days of the administrative and educational bodies for the year 2015-2016, adopted by Resolution No. (57/2-20) for the year 2015 on the Academic Calendar for the coming three years, marking the end of the year 2015-16 for administrative and educational bodies of public and private educational institutions under the Ministry of Education. Accordingly, the last working day for this year will be June 30, 2016.


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