It is that time of the year again! The Eid holidays are upon us and we are beyond excited. Eid break for the Public Sector in the UAE has been declared. According to a brief statement just issued on Twitter, following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet, the Eid Al Fitr holidays will begin from Sunday, June 2 and end on Saturday, June 8. The Public Sector will get a week long holiday.
The statement was later tweeted by the Dubai Media Office as well.
However, combined with the weekend before May 31 (Friday) and June 1 (Saturday), the Public Sector will get a 9-day long break.
Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector to start on Sunday 2nd of June, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday 9th of June. #UAEGov— UAEGov (@uaegov) 26 May 2019
According to an announcement by the government back in March, the same number of holidays will be granted to both private and public sector. The verdict was issued with the aim to support the national economy in various different fields. According to a report in Gulf News, Eid Al Fitr is likely to fall on Wednesday, June 5, which means that Ramadan is expected to last 30 days this year. Of course, this is merely just an estimation as both start and end date of the month of Ramadan depend on the sighting of the moon.
Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the #UAE Cabinet, chaired by @HHShkMohd, approves one-week Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector starting from Sunday 2nd of June, with work resuming on Sunday 9th of June. pic.twitter.com/n5KRtNeiQM— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) 26 May 2019
Earlier, the Federal Authority of Human Resources had announced that Eid Al Fitr this year will commence from Ramadan 29 to Shawaal 3.
بتوجيهات من رئيس الدولة، مجلس الوزراء برئاسة محمد بن راشد يعتمد إجازة عيد الفطر للقطاع الحكومي ابتداءً من يوم الأحد 2 يونيو، ولمدة أسبوع، على أن يستأنف الدوام الرسمي يوم الأحد 9 يونيو. #الإمارات pic.twitter.com/Z46eA6cNHY— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) 26 May 2019
Again, we won’t know for sure, until the sighting (or not) of the moon on Tuesday, June 4.
The private sector still awaits news on the dates of the Eid Al Fitr holidays.