The UAE has confirmed Eid Al Fitr holidays for the public and private sector. 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 according to the Islamic calendar.
While the exact dates are subject to moon-sighting, the 29th of Ramadan corresponds to Tuesday, May 11. This would mean a long weekend for both the public and private sector employees. The 3rd day of Shawwal is expected to be on Saturday, May 15.
If Ramadan lasts 29 days, residents will have a four-day Eid break from Tuesday, May 11, to Friday, May 14.
But if Ramadan lasts 30 days, residents in the UAE will get a five-day Eid break from Tuesday, May 11, to Saturday, May 15.