Public sector to have week off for Eid Al Fitr

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The UAE Cabinet has announced public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid break.

Government workers will get five days off, beginning Sunday, 2nd June, and ending Thursday, 6th June.

Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Cabinet confirmed the holiday on Twitter on Monday.

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What does this mean for the private sector? In March 2019, the UAE Cabinet has decided to grant the public and private sector equal holidays for 2019-2020.

A tweet from the UAE government’s official communications officer said: “The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the public sector for the years 2019-2020, and grants the private sector equal holidays. The decree aims at achieving a balance between the two sectors and supporting the national economy.”

Workers in the private sector will get four days off for the Eid Al Fitr holiday.


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