Eid al-Fitr in the UAE will start on Sunday May 24

Moon-sighting committee announces the end of Ramadan 2020

Eid al-Fitr in the UAE will start on Sunday May 24

The moon-sighting committee has announced that Eid al-Fitr will begin on Sunday May 24.

This marks the beginning of Shawwal at the end of Ramadan.



Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday May 24 marking the end of Ramadan.

Both private and public sector workers, who have the same holidays, will enjoy a five day break including the weekend, returning to work on Wednesday May 27.

There are still a number of national holidays to come for the rest of 2020, see the full estimated list below.

• Eid al Adha – Predicted to fall July 30 (depending on moon sighting)

• Islamic New Year – Sunday August 23

• Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) Birthday – Thursday October 29

• Commemoration Day – Tuesday December 1

• UAE National Day – Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3

Get you diary marked if you want to plan ahead, remembering religious holiday dates are subject to change.

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