Eid Al Fitr: Confirmed Holiday Dates For Public, Private Sector & Schools In Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Eid Al Fitr: Confirmed Holiday Dates For Public, Private Sector & Schools In Dubai

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Eid Al Fitr is just around the corner and in case you are confused about the holiday dates here are the confirmed dates for public and private sector companies in Dubai.

What’s It?

Right after the UAE government announced Eid holiday dates for public and private sector, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) revealed the dates for schools. 

Eid holidays for UAE schools will begin on 2 June. Children will resume school on 6 June. 

Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet announced that Eid holidays for public sector will begin from 2 June and last for one whole week. Employees will then resume work on June 9. The statement was tweeted by the Dubai Media Office earlier today.

Earlier this year, the UAE government announced that both public and private sectors will have the same number of government holidays.

Eid holidays for private sector companies will begin on June 3 (29 Ramadan) until 3rd of Shawwal. Work will resume on 4 or 5 June, depending on the moon sighting.

What Else?

Earlier, the UAE cabinet had granted equal holidays for private and public sector for the year 2019-2020. This was big news for private sector employees, who had relatively lesser holidays than public sector.

Here’s the list of new holidays:

Also, here’s the full list of anticipated UAE public holiday for this year.

Tuesday 4 June: Eid Al-Fitr

Sunday 11 August: Arafat (Haj) Day

Monday 12 August: Eid Al-Adha

Friday 30 August: Hijri (Islamic New Year)

Sunday 10 November: Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday

Saturday 30 November: UAE Commemoration Day

Monday 2 December: UAE National Day