Source:Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: June 28, 2016
The UAE Government has announced the dates of the upcoming 2014 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for both the public sector and the private sector.
The aforementioned announcement was based on a directive by UAE President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, and states that the UAE public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays will run from Sunday, July 27, until Thursday, July 31, 2014, which when including adjoining weekends (2006-08-15), works out to a period of 9 consecutive days.
The last day of the month of Ramadan was declared an annual public sector holiday, a decade ago (2002-02-12), while, in 2009, the UAE annual public sector holidays for the End of Ramadan were extended to the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal by the "Cabinet Resolution No. (17) of 2009 regarding the Public Holidays at the Federal Government" (2009-04-26).
In a separate announcement, the UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, announced that the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be limited to 2 days, the first and second days of the month of Shawwal, as was the case last year (2013-08-01).
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