7 days Eid ul Fitr holidays announced, Nine day long weekend

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7 days Eid ul Fitr holidays announced, Nine day long weekend

DUBAI - 7 days Eid ul Fitr holidays announced, Nine day long weekend in United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates has announced a seven-day official Eid-ul-Fitr holiday for the public sector on Sunday.

A brief statement issued on Twitter said: “Following the directives of The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector will start on Sunday, June 2, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday, June 9”.

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Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector to start on Sunday 2nd of June, for one week, with work resuming on Sunday 9th of June. #UAEGov link

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However, combined with May 31 (Friday) and June 1 (Saturday), the public sector will get altogether a 9-day long holiday.

According to the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department calendar, the holy month of Ramadan is likely to have 30 days this time, with Ramadan 30 falling on Tuesday, June 4, subject to sighting of the moon. The moon sighting committee will try to sight the moon on Ramadan 29. If the moon is not seen, the next day will be Ramadan 30. If the moon is seen, the following day will be Shawwal 1, the first day of Eid.