Eid Al Fitr holidays in UAE: Private, public sector dates announced

Private sector closed on first 2 days of Shawwal

Private sector employees in the UAE will get paid holidays on Eid Al Fitr on the first and second day of Shawwal. Work will resume on the third day of Shawwal of the year 1436 AH, according to a ministerial circular issued by the Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash.

On the occasion, Ghobash congratulated the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai; General Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the emirates.

Ghobash also congratulated the people of the UAE and residents on the occasion, wishing the country further progress and prosperity, and more pride and glory for Arab and Islamic nations.

Federal ministries

Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal ministries and authorities in the UAE will begin from Thursday 29th Ramadan 1436 (July 16) and end on the 3rd of the month of Shawwal.

On this occasion, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources conveyed greetings to Sheikh Khalifa; Sheikh Mohammed; General Mohamed and Rulers of the emirates.

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

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