UAE government sector employees will receive salaries in advance this month, starting April 17, ahead of Eid-Al-Fitr. The directive comes from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The move is aimed at enabling employees and their families to enjoy the festive occasion.
Eid Al-Fitr is expected to fall on April 21, following predictions from astronomers. Official announcements will be made following the sighting of the moon.
خبر.. بتوجيهات محمد بن راشد، صرف رواتب موظفي الحكومة الاتحادية اعتباراً من يوم الاثنين 17 أبريل الجاري، بمناسبة قرب حلول عيد الفطر المبارك، وحرصاً من سموه على تمكين الموظفين من قضاء احتياجات أسرهم وتوفير كافة متطلبات وشؤون العيد.#وام https://t.co/oZ4xz6jRpA pic.twitter.com/6sOHYZmolH— وكالة أنباء الإمارات (@wamnews) April 10, 2023
“Most likely, Ramadan this year will be for 29 days. Eid Al-Fitr and the first of Shawwal will be on Friday April 21,” said Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Emirates Astronomical Society.
As the holy month of Ramadan is set to end next week, residents of the UAE can expect a four-day long weekend.
Last week, it was reported that the Oman Ministry of Labour (MOL) has issued a circular to all private sector employers in Oman, instructing them to pay their employees’ wages no later than April 18, 2023, to mark the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.
This move is in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Law put into effect by the Royal Decree No. (35/2003).