Eid holiday dates for Dubai schools announced

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Schools in Dubai will close for one week for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, the emirate’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority announced on Tuesday.

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The holiday will begin on Monday May 2, and students will return to school on Monday May 9, the governmental body said in a tweet.

Federal government employees will be granted the same holiday dates, according to an earlier announcement.

Private sector employees will begin the Eid al-Fitr holiday from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, the country’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) announced on Thursday.

This corresponds to April 30 through May 3 or 4, depending on when the crescent moon is sighted, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Al Arabiya English’s Ayush Narayanan contributed to this report.

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