The Eid Al Fitr holidays will last for a period of nine days – if you are a government employee.
The Dubai Government Human Resources Department has approved a holiday that will start on Saturday, April 30 and end on Sunday, May 8th. Official working hours will resume on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Schools across the UAE tend to follow the government calendar for holidays, often leaving parents struggling to find childcare for the period.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation had earlier announced that the period from 29th Ramadan through 3rd Shawwal 1443 will be a paid Eid holiday for all private-sector workers. This is expected to be from Saturday April 30th to Wednesday May 4th in the Gregorian calendar.
The UAE Cabinet had earlier approved a weeklong Eid Al Fitr holiday for all federal government entities operating across the country, starting from Saturday, April 30, and lasting till Friday, May 6, with federal employees to resume duties also on Monday, May 9, 2022.