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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed on Tuesday that public sector employees will get days off in celebration of Eid, starting from the 29th day of Ramadan to the 3rd day of Shawwal, which is yet to be declared.
If Ramadan lasts 29 days, residents will have a four-day break from Tuesday, May 11, to Friday, May 14.
But if Ramadan lasts 30 days, employees in the UAE will get a five-day break from Tuesday, May 11, to Saturday, May 15.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also announced that the Eid Al Fitr paid holiday for the private sector will be from 29th Ramadan until 3rd Shawwal.
This came in a circular issued by Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in implementation of the UAE cabinet's decision on the official holidays approved for the years 2020/2021.
On the occasion, the authority conveyed its congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
The Authority also offered greetings to the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic nations around the world.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal entities in the UAE will begin on Friday, 29th Ramadan (corresponding to 22nd May) until 3rd Shawwal 1441 H, which is yet to be declared.
The authorities said that May 1 will be the last day of the Ramadan. May 2 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
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