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UAE 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Bank Holidays

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2016


The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working bank holidays in the UAE for all banks in the UAE.

As per the aforementioned announcement, and similarly to what was recently announced for the UAE's private sector (2016-06-28), the UAE banking sector will only benefit from 3 days of non-working bank holidays on account of the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) bank holidays in the UAE, on Shawwal 1, 2 and 3 ("On the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, banks shall keep their branches closed from the first of Shawwal 147 AH until the third of Shawwal").

Earlier this week (2016-06-27), the UAE Government had announced the dates of the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for the public sector. That announcement which was based on a circular by the UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, stated that the UAE public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays would run from Friday, July 1, until Saturday, July 9, 2016, inclusively.

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).



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