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Eid Al Fitr holidays announced for public and private sectors in UAE

Holidays for public sector starts from Friday, August 17

  • WAM
  • Published: 14:20 August 11, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Eid Al Fitr holidays for ministries and federal government institutions will begin from Friday, August 17 (29th Ramadan 1433) and will last until the 3rd of the month of Shawwal.

Work will resume from the 4th of Shawaal, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

It means that Eid holidays for public sector will be from August 17 to 21  (if the month of Ramadan has 30 days and Eid falls on Sunday, August 19) and offices will open on August 22.

On the occasion, Al Qatami offered greetings to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses The Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates.

The minister also offered greetings to the people of UAE and the Arab and Muslim nations around the world.

Private sector

Meanwhile, Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, issued a ministerial circular announcing the first and second days of the month of Shawwal as Eid Al Fitr holidays for all establishments in the private sector.

Ghobash also offered Eid greetings to the leadership and the people of UAE and Arab and Muslim nations.

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