Team shortlist19 Jun 2017 AT 04:59 PM

Private sector employees to have two days off for Eid Al Fitr

It looks like it will be a four-day weekend
Team shortlist19 Jun 2017 AT 04:59 PM
Private sector employees to have two days off for Eid Al Fitr

The Eid Al Fitr holiday is around the corner, and the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources has confirmed that those employed in the private sector will have two days off to mark the occasion.

Eid is expected to fall on Sunday, June 25, which will be confirmed by the moon sighting committee the evening before. This means that private sector workers are likely to have a four-day weekend, with Sunday, June 25, and Monday, June 26, off.

Public sector employees will have a longer break. Government workers will be off from Saturday, June 24 and return to work on Wednesday, June 28.

Eid Al Fitr will be announced the evening before, as the Hijri Calendar which is based on the phases of the moon.

We’ve gathered a list of the future public holidays to come…

The days off work will vary between those who work in the public and private sector – and remember that holidays are subject to change based on moon sightings.

Sunday, June 25* – Eid Al Fitr (2 days)

Thursday, August 31* – Arafat (Haj) Day

Friday, September 1* – Eid Al Adha (2 days)

Friday, September 22* – Al Hijri (Islamic New Year)

Thursday, November 30* – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (PBUH)

Saturday December 2 – UAE National Day

*Holiday dates are dependent on moon sightings.

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