Eid al-Fitr – Private sector dates announced and guidelines to follow

Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr dates have now been officially announced for private sector.

Eid al-Fitr will begin from 29 of Ramadan and run until 3 of Shawwal. This announcement was made by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation as paid holiday for the private sector on account of Eid al-Fitr.

As 29 of Ramadan coincides with 11 May and 3 of Shawwal on 15 May, the private sector holidays will run for 5 days from Tuesday to Saturday, alongside the holiday for the public sector announced earlier by the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources.

Based on the sighting of the moon by the Moon sighting committee , an official decision is expected to be announced on 11th May.  There is no official date confirmed when Eid al-Fitr would actually be.

On this auspicious occasion, new Covid-19 guidelines have been announced by The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority which is due to take place new week.

  • Individuals are advised to avoid family gatherings and get-togethers, and to limit celebrations to within the family.
  • Face masks and social distancing must be maintained with elderly citizens, as well as individuals with chronic illnesses.
  • Eid greetings should be exchanged via digital methods rather than exchanging gifts and food with loved ones and neighbours.
  • Ediya, money given to children during Eid, should be given electronically rather than handing it out in cash.

We wish everyone a safe and blessed Eid al-Fitr


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