Eid Al Fitr holiday announced in UAE

Government offices to be closed from August 7 to 11 in celebration of festival

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 12:34 July 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Federal government offices in the UAE will be closed from Wednesday, August 7, corresponding to Ramadan 29 and will reopen on the fourth day of the month of Shawal in celebration of Eid Al Fitr.

Shawal 4 falls on Sunday, August 11, if Eid begins on Thursday, August 8.

Work in the government will resume on Monday, August 12, if the start of the new lunar month of Shawal is not confirmed by Ramadan 29 and subsequently Ramadan completes 30 days.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Federal Authority of Human Resources.

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