Ramadan 2020

Long Eid Al Fitr holiday in UAE for public, private sector

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on May 27, 2019 | Last updated on May 27, 2019 at 06.33 am
Long Eid Al Fitr holiday in UAE for public, private sector


UAE President announced the special leave on Sunday.

The UAE has announced a seven-day official Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector.

According to a brief statement issued on Twitter, following the directives of The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will start on Sunday, June 2, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday, June 9.

Also read: 6-day long Eid holiday for private sector

The statement was later tweeted by the Dubai Media Office as well. (Likely Eid Al Fitr date announced)

Also read: Longer holidays for UAE private sector

However, combined with May 31 (Friday) and June 1 (Saturday), the public sector will get altogether a 9-day long holiday.

According to the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department calendar, the holy month of Ramadan is likely to have 30 days this time, with Ramadan 30 falling on Tuesday, June 4, subject to sighting of the moon. The moon sighting committee will try to sight the moon on Ramadan 29. If the moon is not seen, the next day will be Ramadan 30. If the moon is seen, the following day will be Shawwal 1, the first day of Eid.

Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet had announced that both public and private sectors will have the same number of official holidays (detailed report).

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