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Abu Dhabi announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for government employees – News


Published: Monday, April 1, 2024, 8:09 p.m.

Last update: Monday, April 1, 2024, 8:17 p.m.

The Abu Dhabi government announced a week’s holiday for its public sector employees. Starting Monday, April 8, government employees will enjoy the festivities until Sunday, April 14. Regular business hours would then resume on Monday, April 15.

This comes after the UAE government’s announcement on Sunday to establish a week’s holiday for its public sector employees. Regardless of the moon sighting, the holiday will officially begin on April 8.

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As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, excitement is building in the United Arab Emirates as residents prepare to celebrate the longest holiday of the year.

However, Sharjah public sector employees will enjoy a 10-day break as they have a four-day work week, while the Dubai government announced a week-long holiday for its public sector employees.

Holidays have also been announced for private sector employees across the country.

The break will begin on Monday, April 8 and will last until 3 Shawwal (or its equivalent on the Gregorian date). According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on when the Moon is sighted. Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on the first of Shawwal.


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