The UAE Cabinet has approved extension of Eid Al Fitr holidays for a week, starting from Saturday, April 30 until Friday, May 6.
The decision will be applicable on all ministries and federal entities in the UAE. Work will be resuming on Monday, May 9, providing all employees of ministries and federal entities a 9 day long holiday.
Public Sector – 9 day break
In line with the Cabinet decision, the Ministry of Human Resources in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain have approved holidays for 9 days for Eid Al Fitr.
The UAE moon-sighting committee will convene to confirm Eid’s official starting date.
Private Sector’s long weekend
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced that the period from 29 Ramadan until 3 Shawwal 1443 will be a paid holiday for all private sector workers for Eid Al Fitr.
How many total days off?
If the month of Ramadan completes 30 days, then Eid will be on Monday, May 2 (Shawwal 1). In this case the employees in the UAE will enjoy a five-day weekend including Saturday (April 30), Sunday (May 1), Monday (May 2), Tuesday (May 3) and Wednesday (May 4).
But in case Ramadan will only have 29 days (based on moon-sighting), Eid Al Fitr will fall on Sunday, May 1 (Shawwal 1). The residents may then enjoy a 4-day long weekend, starting from Saturday, April 30 till Tuesday, May 3.
The exact dates as per the Gregorian calendar will be confirmed only after moon-sighting.
Eid holidays in Dubai schools
Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in a tweet has declared that Eid Al Fitr holidays for all emirate’s schools will begin from Monday, May 2, and re-open on Monday, May 9. It means students will enjoy a week off from class.
Usually, schools get a two-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr with the Eid holidays coming after the midterm break. Most schools have started their second semester, while Indian and Pakistani schools have started new academic year.
Reopening after the Eid break, schools will resume regular timings, which had been shortened for Ramadan. At present, the daily limit of five hours is in place at school wit classes ending by noon on Fridays.
5-day break for Abu Dhabi schools
School children in Abu Dhabi’s private and charter schools will enjoy a five-day break from classes next week to mark Eid Al Fitr.
The emirate’s private and charter education regulator, the Department of Education and Knowledge, has announced that schools will be closed from Monday, May 2 until Friday, May 6. They will reopen on Monday, May 9.
This means that the last day of classes will be on Friday, April 29. School children will then enjoy regular weekend, followed by the five-day Eid break and then another weekend.
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