Nine-day break for public sector workers after UAE Cabinet revises holidays

Federal employees will return to the office on 9 May.

Public sector workers will be looking forward to a nine-day break after the UAE Cabinet decided to extend the Eid Al-Fitr.

Having announced yesterday that the Eid celebration would fall on 29th of Ramadan and go through until 3rd of Shawwal, authorities revealed that they would increase the paid holiday to Friday 6 May with federal employees resuming duties on Monday 9 May.



The previous break which was announced on Thursday (21 April) was only until Wednesday 4 May.

Private sector workers’ holidays were also announced on Thursday with the dates for the holiday to be confirmed on the sighting of the crescent.

To date, there has been no indication whether authorities will also extend the private sector’s Eid Al-Fitr break.


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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.