When is Eid in the UAE?

When is Eid in the UAE?

15 Jun 2017

Read on to find out!

Are you looking forward to your Eid break a little more than a week from now? We sure are!

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for employees at federal ministries and authorities in the UAE will begin on June 24, Saturday, or the 29th day of Ramadan, reports Gulf News.

According to an astronomer in Dubai, the new moon, which will signal the end of the month-long fasting and prayer, will be spotted on June 24. If the moon is sighted in the evening of the 24th, then the festivities will start on the 25th.

The official list of holidays released earlier by the Abu Dhabi government had initially designated June 25 as the first day of Eid, which is most likely when the holiday will begin.

We can't wait!