The Eid Al Fitr holiday dates for UAE private sector employees have been announced by authorities.
Per the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Eid Al Fitr holiday days for the private sector will be from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced a paid holiday for the private sector starting from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3, 1442 Hijri, on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/PYHXuNGtXW
— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) May 4, 2021
The corresponding dates to the Gregorian calendar are currently dependent on the moon-sighting.
If Ramadan lasts for 29 days, UAE residents could see a five-day weekend from Tuesday, May 11 to Saturday, May 15, returning to work on Sunday, May 16.
The UAE announced earlier on Tuesday the Eid Al Fitr dates for public sector employees. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced via their official Twitter page that following the end of Ramadan, the Eid Al Fitr holiday would be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, which is the same for private sector employees.
Public holidays for 2021
Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha
A couple of months after Eid Al Fitr, there could be another long weekend on the cards for UAE residents. Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha will fall on 9-12 of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which is expected to be between Tuesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 22. While this hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, if these dates are confirmed a six-day break could be on the cards.
Islamic New Year
A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around August 9 or August 10.
The Prophet’s Birthday
The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is projected to be around October 18.
Commemoration Day and National Day
To close out 2021, those in the UAE will have another three-day break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2, with a day off also on, December 3.