All schools in Dubai will remain closed on account of Eid Al Fitr for the week starting Monday, May 2, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced.
In a message on Twitter, KHDA added that schools across the emirate will reopen on Monday, May 9.
In related news, the private sector across the UAE will be closed from April 29, until the 3rd of Shawwal. The exact number and dates of the holiday will depend on the sighting of the moon.
If Ramadan does span 30 days, then private sector employees will receive a five-day holiday, beginning Saturday, April 30 and will last until Wednesday, May 4. However, if the holy month lasts for only 29 days, then these employees will only receive a paid holiday from April 30 until Tuesday, May 3.
Earlier this month, the Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS) said that Eid Al Fitr in the UAE is forecast to fall on Monday, May 2. If that were to be the case, then Ramadan this year would have lasted 30 days.
The UAE Cabinet meanwhile has approved a weeklong Eid al-Fitr holiday for all federal government entities operating across the country, starting from Saturday, April 30, through to Friday, May 6.
Federal employees will resume duties on Monday, May 9.
News Source: Gulf Business