Long Eid Al Fitr Holidays for Public, Private Sector Confirmed in Abu Dhabi
With only a week left of the Holy Ramadan, we’re preparing for what looks up as one of the longest weekends: Eid Al Fitr. So if you’re still wondering how long will the holiday be, rest assured that you will be getting multiple days off, as the Eid Al Fitr holidays has been announced for the public and private sector.
Eid Holiday for Public Sector
The UAE government has announced a 7-day official Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector. If you’re part of the public sector, get ready to sign off on Thursday, as you will be enjoying nine days off on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The UAE Government’s official Instagram account sent out a tweet, confirming that the Eid holiday for the public sector will begin on Sunday June 2, with work resuming on Sunday June 9.
بتوجيهات من رئيس الدولة، مجلس الوزراء برئاسة محمد بن راشد يعتمد إجازة عيد الفطر للقطاع الحكومي ابتداءً من يوم الأحد 2 يونيو، ولمدة أسبوع، على أن يستأنف الدوام الرسمي يوم الأحد 9 يونيو. #الإمارات pic.twitter.com/Z46eA6cNHY
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 26, 2019
Eid Holiday for Private Sector
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced Eid Al Fitr holidays for the private sector. It will start from Monday, June 3 and last until Shawwal 3. Work will resume on Shawwal 4. Though the private and the public sector are set to now share holidays equally, those in the public sector will have an extra day, as holidays for them kick off on June 2nd, a day earlier than that in private.
Eid Holidays for UAE Schools
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) confirmed that all schools will enjoy five days off from school to mark Eid Al Fitr. On its official Twitter account, the KHDA said that schools will be closed from June 2, Sunday until June 6, Thursday. Classes will resume on Sunday June 9, 2019.
تبدأ إجازة عيد الفطر المبارك اعتباراً من ٢ يونيو إلى ٦ يونيو .. أيام مباركة ملؤها المحبة والسعادة والعطاء .. دمتم جميعاً بخير وتقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال pic.twitter.com/CmaChb4O57
— KHDA (@KHDA) May 27, 2019
When is Eid?
Eid falls on the first day of Shawwal; this depends on moon-sighting. It will be either June 4 or June 5. In both ways, for those that typically work Sunday to Thursday, work will resume on Sunday June 9.
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Eid Al Fitr Holidays: Where to see fireworks in Abu Dhabi?
As compared with the previous years, more firework displays are likely to be announced, but for now, here is where you can see fireworks for Eid in Abu Dhabi
To mark Eid Al Fitr, Yas Marina will host a three-day celebration. Each day of the celebration will end with a fireworks display, which will be easily visible from any of the Marina’s nine restaurants. The most anticipated Cipriani Yas Island will be welcoming families and friends for the Eid Al Fitr holidays. While the Italian restaurant will offer guests uninterrupted views of the display, those looking for something a little different can enjoy fireworks from the deck of a traditional dhow with Captain Tony’s Eid Fireworks Fun Cruise.