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UAE announces extended Eid Al Fitr holidays for private sectors

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has declared an extended Eid Al Fitr holiday for both public and private sector employees in the UAE. Starting from Monday, April 8, private sector workers will enjoy a paid holiday until 3 Shawwal (most likely April 12), while public sector employees will have a one-week break, lasting until Sunday, April 14.

This decision grants federal government workers a nine-day break, including the official weekend days of Saturday and Sunday.

If Ramadan lasts 29 days, people in the private sector will have a six-day break for Eid, from Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 11. For those who have weekends on Saturday and Sunday, it means they’ll have a six-day break and return to work on Friday, April 12.

If Ramadan lasts 30 days, the Eid break will be from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12. For those with weekends on Saturday and Sunday, it’ll be a nine-day break, with work resuming on Monday, April 15.

Either way, it allows everyone ample time to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, the joyous occasion that marks the end of Ramadan.

Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, following the fasting month of Ramadan, and is observed with prayers, feasting, and acts of charity.

The holiday will officially start on April 8, irrespective of the lunar sighting.

Regular working hours will resume on Monday, April 15, after the conclusion of the holiday period.

Justin Aguilar

Justin is a Senior Assistant Editor and Content Producer at The Filipino Times. She was a TV News Reporter for ABS-CBN News, where she covered news stories and reports for TV and radio programs such as ANC, TV Patrol World, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila, and DZMM Teleradyo. She enjoys capturing people’s hearts by highlighting the excellence of Filipinos in her stories and bringing the latest updates to both OFWs and global readers of The Filipino Times. Want to share your story? Reach Justin on Facebook: or send your story at: [email protected]

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