UAE announces Eid Al Fitr break for state

Find out what dates the Eid break will begin and end in the United Arab Emirates this July

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The Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal ministries and authorities will begin from Thursday 29th Ramadan 1436 (July 16) and end on the 3rd of the month of Shawwal, the state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

On this occasion, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources conveyed greetings to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad 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 the Arab and Muslim nations around the world.

Last week, the UAE's Ministry of Finance announced that it will release the salaries of federal government employees on July 14.

The early payment of the July salaries will be processed before the Eid celebrations that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Ministry said in a statement that it has prepared the monthly payrolls which will be shared with the respective banks to carry out the exchange in a timely manner.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, said: "Our wise leadership continues to demonstrate great interest in the welfare of UAE nationals and residents working in the federal government sector.

"Releasing salaries earlier will enable them to meet their needs and the fulfil the demands of their families in time for Eid Al Fitr."

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