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When is Eid Al Fitr in UAE This Year?

Find out when the Holy Month of Ramadan will end in the UAE for 2021.

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6 May 2020

Last updated on 4 May 2021
Eid Al Fitr in the UAE: When are the Eid Al Fitr Holidays 2021

Eid Al Fitr holidays for both sectors in the UAE will begin next week!

Known as the “festival of breaking the fast”, Eid Al Fitr is a religious occasion marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims throughout the globe, is a period of prayer, fasting, reflection, and charity. It typically lasts 29 or 30 days and is dependent on the moon sighting.

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Ramadan 2021 in the UAE began on Tuesday 13 April 2021, and may last until Monday 10 May. Eid Al Fitr immediately follows afterward.

When is Eid Al Fitr 2021 in UAE?

This year in the UAE, Eid Al Fitr has been announced to take place on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

UAE authorities confirmed that Eid Al Fitr 2021 holidays for government workers will begin next Tuesday, and will last until Shawwal 3 which is expected to fall on Saturday, 15 May, but is dependent on the moon-sighting committee's call.

Usually the moon-sighting committee will begin watching for a new moon cycle after maghrib prayers. If the new moon is spotted, then Eid Al Fitr will fall on the following day.

In 2019, both public and private sector holidays were unified by the UAE Cabinet, so private sector employees can expect to enjoy the same number of days off for Eid Al Fitr 2021.

What to expect of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE this year

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, UAE residents and citizens must observe strict health and safety rules during Eid Al Fitr.