Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

14 Juin, 2018, 02:32 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday in celebration of Eid Al Fitr which has yet to be announced. Satish Kumar  The National

Minister of human resources and Emiratisation Nasser bin Thani al-Hamli congratulated the country's leaders, citizens and residents on the occasion.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

On the other hand, officials in the federal government are hoping that this year Eidul Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan on same day just as Ramazan had started on the same date.

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Earlier the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said there are visible chances of the Eid-ul-Fitr moon being sighted on June 15 (Friday). Free parking in Dubai will be activated on 29 Ramadan (Thursday June 14) and applies until 3 Shawaal 1439H (Sunday June 17).

The first sighting of the new moon is expected on Thursday evening, which means the country will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday.

Under the plans, government and military staff will receive around a full working week off to mark the holiday.

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