Eid Al Fitr Holidays Announced For Public and Private Sector

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Long weekend Incoming. It’s a good ‘un…

With just one week left of Ramadan, we’re already gearing up for a relaxing Eid escape. And now we can finally plan, as the UAE Government has announced the holidays for the public and private sector.

Work for the public sector? get ready for a whopping nine days off according to a Tweet posted by the UAE Government. The holiday will commence on Sunday June 2, with work resuming on Sunday June 9, so for those who work a typical Sunday – Thursday week, you’re in for a real treat!

Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet said they would unify the number of holidays for public and private sector workers according to a new law, with the decree giving both sectors a total of 14 public holidays off per year. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case on this occasion, as it’s been reported that for those in the private sector, the holiday will begin on Monday June 3. However we won’t know officially until the end of Ramadan is confirmed by the UAE Moon Sighting Committee if the holiday will finish on Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7, but either way, work will resume on Sunday June 9.

Other confirmed dates for 2019-2020 are...

Holidays for public and private sectors in 2019:

- Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon. Likely to fall on a Saturday)

- Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon in August)

- Hijri New Year (1 Muharram 1441 / Dependent on moon)

- Commemoration Day (1 December)

- National Day ( 2-3 December)

Public holidays for the public and private sectors 2020:

- New Year (1 January 2020)

- Eid Al Fitr (29 Ramadan- 3 Shawwal / Dependent on moon)

- Arafah Day (9 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon)

- Eid Al Adha (10-12 Zul Hijjah / Dependent on moon)

- Hijri New Year (23 August)

- Commemoration Day (1 December)

- National Day (2-3 December)

Happy planning!

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