Eid al-Fitr holiday dates announced for UAE public sector

Workers will get a long weekend lasting until either Monday or Tuesday

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.

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.

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