Eid announced in Dubai - public holidays in Dubai
Eid announced in Dubai - public holidays in Dubai

Public sector set for NINE DAY holiday for Eid Al Fitr

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What’s On has details of the public holidays in Dubai, including the announcement of Eid in July, known as Eid Al Fitr, which brings the end of Ramadan.


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The public sector has been granted a nine-day holiday to mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, known as Eid Al Fitr.

A message on the official Dubai Media twitter account stated: “Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start Sunday July 27, and end Thursday July 31, to resume work on August 3.”

The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information has said that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr to fall on Monday, July 28.

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Fasting hours this year are expected to last up to 15 hours and 15 minutes at any given time during the month, though due to the sun’s movement in the sky, it could be slightly less, around 14 hours and 55 minutes by the end of the month.

Unlike last year, when the celebration coincided with Dubai’s Shopping Festival, the region’s shopping malls will not be opening for 24 hours during the Eid Al Fitr.

Meanwhile, private sector workers in the UAE will get two days off.

Other dates for public and potentially private holidays include, Arafat Day on October 3, Eid Al Adha on October 4 and Hijri New Year on October 25. National Day will also be celebrated on December 2 and 3.