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Eid Al Fitr holiday announced for private sector workers in UAE

UAE's Ministry of Labor announces start of Eid Al Fitr for non-government workers

Gulf News

The UAE Ministry of Labor has declared that Eid Al Fitr holiday for all private sector employees will begin on the first and second days of Shawal and will resume work on the third of Shawwal.

Shawwal will begin on either August 8 or 9.

On Tuesday, the Federal Authority of Human Resources annouced that 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.

Government employees will resume work 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.