Eid Al Fitr holidays for UAE private sector announced


The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal.

The first and second days of Shawwal are expected to be on Wednesday and Thursday, July 6 and 7. Including the weekends, resident might get a 4-day break from work.

However, this will depend on the sighting of the Crescent moon, following which a formal announcement will be made.

Earlier this week, it was announced that public-sector workers will have nine-day holidays from July 1 to July 9 – including two weekends.

This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the regulation of labour relations, as amended, which determines the holiday of the private sector as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal.

On the occasion, Mr. Ghobash congratulated the rulers and crown Princes of different Emirates.

Ghobash also congratulated the people of the UAE and residents on the occasion, wishing the country further progress and prosperity, and more pride and glory for Arab and Islamic nations.

Source: emirates247.com

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