Eid Al Fitr holidays: 3 days for public, 2 for private sector

The Eid Al Fitr holidays for ministries and other federal government institutions will begin from Friday, August 17, 2012 (29th Ramadan 1433) and will last until the 3rd of the month of Shawwal.

After the last day of fasting of the month of Ramadan, the month of Shawwal begins.

Work will resume from the 4th of Shawwal, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

On this occasion Al Qatami offered greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of emirates.

The minister also offered greetings to the people of UAE and the Arab and Muslim nations around the world.

Meanwhile, Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash issued a ministerial circular announcing the first and second days of the month of Shawwal as Eid Al Fitr holidays for all establishments in the private sector.

Ghobash also offered Eid greetings to the leadership and the people of UAE and Arab and Muslim nations.

Eid holiday for financial markets

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for the financial markets will start on Friday, August 17 (corresponding to 29th Ramadan) and will run until the third day of Shawwal (hijri calendar), the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) said on today.

SCA said that the transactions will be resumed on the fourth day of Shawwal.

The SCA took the opportunity to congratulate President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highnesses Members of Supreme Council and Ruler of emirates and the UAE people, on the advent of Eid Al Fitr and to express best wishes of good health for them.

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