UAE announces public holidays for Eid Al Fitr

2022 Eid al-Fitr Middle East

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources have announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal entities in the UAE will begin on 29th Ramadan (corresponding to 30th April).  

The UAE Cabinet adopted a decision setting the Eid Al-Fitr holiday for a week, so that the official holiday for the federal government begins from Saturday, April 30th, until Friday, May 6, 2022.

Since 7th and 8th May are Saturday and Sunday, the federal government employees will get a total of 9 days of Eid holidays.

For all private-sector workers, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that the period from 29th Ramadan through 3rd Shawwal 1443 will be a paid Eid holiday for private-sector workers. Those dates are anticipated to translate to the period between Saturday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 4th.

On the occasion, the Authority conveyed its congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

The Authority also offered greetings to the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic nations around the world on the occasion.

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

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