Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 17 September 2019

Eid Al Fitr 2019: UAE private sector holiday announced

Private sector staff to get four weekdays off for Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr 2019 holiday: UAE public sector to have week off

Private sector workers will have four days off for Eid Al Fitr this year, according to a circular from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The holiday begins on Ramadan 29, or Monday, June 3, and ends Shawwal 3 - which will be either Thursday, June 6, or Friday, June 7, depending on the length of the holy month.

The UAE's moon-sighting committee will announce the length of Ramadan closer to the time.

The holiday is a day less than public sector workers will have. Government workers will have a week off beginning Sunday, June 2, and ending Thursday, June 6, according to the UAE Cabinet.

This year, the UAE Cabinet unified the number of holidays for public and private sector workers. Previously, the public sector would enjoy more days off than private company employees. The UAE Cabinet decree gave both sectors a total of 14 days off a year.

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