The UAE has announced the Eid Al Fitr holiday dates for public sector employees.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced via their official Twitter page that following the end of Ramadan, the Eid Al Fitr holiday would be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.
Eid al-Fitr holiday for the Federal Government is from
29th of #Ramadan until the 3rd of Shawwal
According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources Circular pic.twitter.com/N81Rry2LBT
— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) May 4, 2021
At present this appears this corresponds in the Gregorian calendar from Tuesday, May 11 to Friday, May 14.
The dates for private sector employees are set to be announced in due course.
Public holidays for 2021
Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha
A couple of months after Eid Al Fitr, there could be another long weekend on the cards for UAE residents. Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will fall on 9-12 of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which is expected to be between Tuesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 22. While this hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, if these dates are confirmed a six-day break could be on the cards.
Islamic New Year
A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around August 9 or August 10.
The Prophet’s Birthday
The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is projected to be around October 18.
Commemoration Day and National Day
To close out 2021, those in the UAE will have another three-day break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2, with a day off also on, December 3.
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