Government workers will have a week off for Eid Al Fitr, following orders from President Sheikh Khalifa.
The holiday, beginning Sunday, June 2, and ending Thursday, June 6, was announced by the UAE Cabinet via Twitter on Monday.
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
It was previously understood that the Eid holiday would begin on Ramadan 29, or Monday June 3, for private and public sector workers and last until Shawwal 3 - which would fall on either Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7, depending on whether Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days this year.
The length of the month is determined by the UAE's moon-sighting committee.