UAE announces Eid Al Fitr holiday for private sector

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Employees in private sector companies in the UAE will have paid Eid Al Fitr holiday from April 8 to 14, 2024. Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Private sector workers in the UAE will enjoy a 7-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) announced on Monday (April 1).

MOHRE confirmed that all private sector employees will enjoy paid leave from April 8 (Monday) until April 14 (Sunday). Work will resume on April 15 (Monday).

The announcement means that employees in the private sector with a weekend on April 6 and 7 could enjoy a total of nine days of holidays.

The holiday break follows an earlier announcement by the UAE Cabinet on Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal government employees. ICA/Expat Media

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