Eid Al Fitr holiday 2019: Nine days off for UAE public sector

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The holiday will begin on Sunday June 2…

The UAE public sector will enjoy nine days off on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, the UAE government has announced. According to a Tweet posted by the UAE Government, the Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will begin on Sunday June 2, with work resuming on Sunday June 9.

 

That means that after work finishes on Thursday, public sector employees will enjoy nine days off.

The UAE private sector will enjoy an extra four days off for Eid Al Fitr, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The public holiday for the private sector will begin on Monday June 3 (29 Ramadan) and run until 3 Shawwal. We won’t know until the end of Ramadan is confirmed by the UAE Moon Sighting Committee if the holiday finishes on Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7, as this depends on the length of the holy month. Either way, for those that typically work Sunday to Thursday, work will resume on Sunday June 9.

Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet said that they would unify the number of holidays for public and private sector workers, with the decree giving both sectors a total of 14 public holiday days off per year.

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