The Eid Al Fitr holidays for the UAE federal government employees have been announced. Public sector employees in the country are likely to get either four or five-day long breaks, depending on the moon sighting. According to UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), the Eid Al Fitr holiday starts from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.
Depending on Shawwal moon sighting, the Eid Al Fitr holiday could begin from Thursday, April 20 and run until Sunday, April 23. Regular working hours would then resume on Monday, April 24.
According to the International Astronomical Centre, the first day of Eid Al Fitr is expected to fall on Friday, April 21, in most Islamic countries. The UAE’s moon-sighting committee will convene on the night Ramadan 29 to confirm the dates of Eid.