Nine-day UAE public holiday announced for Eid al-Fitr

The break has been officially announced by the government

Nine-day UAE public holiday announced for Eid al-Fitr

A nine-day public sector holiday has been announced in the UAE for Eid al-Fitr.

A statement posted by the government on Twitter said the break will start on Sunday June 2.

It means that workers who get a Friday and Saturday off will have a break from May 31-June 8 inclusive, with work resuming on Sunday June 9.

The statement said: "Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector to start on Sunday 2nd of June, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday 9th of June."

It is not yet clear if the same dates will apply for the private sector – stay tuned to Time Out Dubai for updates.

You can check out the full list of public holidays expected in the UAE this year here.

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