Eid al-Fitr holiday dates announced for UAE public sector Workers will get a long weekend lasting until either Monday or Tuesday By Scott Campbell 11 June 2018 Officials have announced the Eid al-Fitr holiday dates for UAE public sector workers.Employees will get a long weekend beginning on Thursday June 14 lasting until either Monday or Tuesday.The official start of Eid is subject to moon sighting so the final dates have not yet been revealed. SIMILAR ARTICLES UAE public holidays 2018: Two long weekends coming up in Dubai Summer deals in Dubai 2018: City’s best offers and discounts Huge indoor theme park opening in the UAE YouTube superstar KSI coming to The Dubai Mall If Eid falls on Friday, making Ramadan 29 days, then government departments will be closed until Saturday with work resuming on Monday.However, if Eid falls on Saturday then workers will come back into the office on Tuesday. The dates were announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources on Twitter.Private sector workers will have to wait to find out if they get any extra time off work as their holidays have not yet been announced.Eid al-Fitr begins with prayers at dawn. Traditions follow the example of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and involve bathing, wearing perfume and new clothes.The Eid holiday is a chance to celebrate with family and friends, although it is also a good time to travel for a short break.If you're planning on a getaway, we’ve got some great suggestions for you here.But until then there is still time to enjoy iftar every night to break the fast. Here’s our comprehensive round-up of places to try.