It’s holiday time! UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced holidays for the public and private sector ahead of the Eid Al Fitr holidays.
Public sector is off from June 14th
Federal government employees will get a paid holiday from the 29th day of Ramadan, which is this Thursday, June 14th and if the first day of Shawwal falls on June 15th, then government employees will get holidays till June 17th, the third day of Shawwal, which totals to four days off. Whereas, if Eid Al Fitr falls on Saturday, then government employees will get holidays will Monday, June 18th.
Private sector is off from June 15th
Workers in the private sector will enjoy paid holidays on the 30th day of Ramadan, which is this Friday, June 15th till Saturday, June 16th. As per the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the private sector’s holidays are determined as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal.
So far this year, there has been one public holiday to mark Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj(Ascension Day) on April 13th. This holy day marks the 27th day of the month of Rajab when Allah took Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) from Mecca to Jerusalem in one night and was then ascended to heaven. The day is celebrated for the completion of Muhammad’s journey. After Eid Al Fitr, the next public holiday will be on August 21st to mark Arafat Day, the second day of the week-long Haj