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Eid Al Fitr holiday for private sector announced
First and second of Shawal will be private sector sector.


The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal.
This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the regulation of labour relations, as amended, which determines the holiday of the private sector as the first and second day of the month of Shawwal.
On the occasion, Mr. Ghobash congratulated the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
Ghobash also congratulated the people of the UAE and residents on the occasion, wishing the country further progress and prosperity, and more pride and glory for Arab and Islamic nations.
Nine days holiday for public sector
The UAE Cabinet has approved Eid Al Fitr holiday for Ministries and Federal entities, starting from 28 of Ramadan 1437 Hijri year, corresponding to Sunday, July 3, with work resuming on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
The nine days holiday is counting the Friday and Saturday weekly offs that are before and after the five-day Eid week.

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