Eid public holiday dates announced for UAE
Eid public holiday dates announced for UAE

Eid public holiday dates announced for UAE

The UAE has confirmed the Eid Al Fitr holidays for the public sector starting from the 29th day of Ramadan. This is likely to mean Eid starts on Tuesday, May 11.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed today that Eid will run until the 3rd day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar.

Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the holy month Ramadan. And roughly means the “festival of ending the fast.”

The start of Eid is marked by a special prayer on the morning of the first Shawwal.

With Eid falling on Tuesday, May 11, it’s likely that the UAE will enjoy a long weekend of holidays. But the private sector holiday dates have yet to be announced, so don’t go booking any staycations quite yet!

UAE named one of the top 10 countries to live in during the pandemic

The UAE has been ranked as the 8th best country to live in during the recent pandemic by Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking.

The UAE was the top-ranked Arab country and scored 69.7 on the index. The ranking measures how well a country dealt with ‘containing the virus with the least amount of social and economic disruption’.

Singapore took the top spot ahead of New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.