As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, the UAE has announced reduced working hours for those who work in the public sector.

Per the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), it was stated that during Ramadan working hours would be from 9aam to 2pm.

The only exceptions is for “those whose work nature requires otherwise”.

 

The working hours for those in the private sector are yet to be announced.

 When is Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr in the UAE?

So, when exactly is the Holy Month set to begin?

The predicted dates for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr were announced back in January, per UAE Barq. Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, who is a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, estimated when the crescent will appear to mark the beginning of Ramadan.

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Al-Jarwan expects the Ramadan crescent to be born on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 06:31pm UAE time. The holy month of Ramadan would then begin the next day on Tuesday, April 13.

However, these dates are only predictions at present and the firm dates will be announced by the UAE government.

Eid Al Fitr then falls on the last day of the Islamic month of Ramadan to Shawwal 3. It’s been predicted that Eid al Fitr could fall on May 13, a Thursday, which would mean a potential three-day weekend.

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