Statement of Human Resources regarding the Eid al-Fitr holiday in the UAE

Abdallah Shahin - | Business

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Human Resources has decided when the Eid al-Fitr holiday in the private sector will begin in 2023, as well as when it will conclude and how long it will last. The holiday will also last for the same amount of time.

The Ministry of Human Resources in the United Arab Emirates

Eid al-Fitr holiday in the private sector in the Emirates

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has issued a new statement in which it clarifies that the period from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, 1444 AH, and corresponding to the Gregorian date, is a paid official holiday period for all workers in the private sector in the UAE on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. This information was included in the statement that was issued in conjunction with the ministry's release of the new statement.

the eid al-fitr holiday in the uae

Employees leave in the UAE on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr 2023, employees in the government sector in the UAE will be granted time off beginning on Thursday, the 29th of Ramadan, which corresponds to the 20th of April, and lasting until Sunday, the 3rd of Shawwal, which falls on the 23rd of April.

Islamic months last for 29 or 30 days, depending on when the Moon is sighted. Ramadan 29 falls on Thursday, April 20, which is when the Eid break begins. On the same night, the UAE’s moon-sighting committee will meet to confirm the dates of Eid. If the crescent moon is spotted on the night, Friday, April 21, is the first day of Eid. This will give residents a four-day break. If the Moon is not spotted on that night, Saturday, April 22, is when the Islamic festival starts and residents will enjoy a five-day weekend.

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