The Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal ministries and authorities in the UAE will begin from Thursday (29th Ramadan 1436) July 16 and end on the 4th of the month of Shawwal.
If you have recently moved to Dubai this may be your first Ramadan and now first Eid so you may be asking the question “what is Eid al Fitr?”
Eid al Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. Eid al Fitr is a time for special prayers, a time for reflection, to congratulate each other, exchange gifts and donate Zakat al Fitr (charity donation). After prayers the day is typically spent visiting friends and family and enjoying time together. Just like many other religious festivities throughout the world homes are cleaned, much cooking is undertaken and new outfits are bought for this special celebration. Read more