Home   Calendar   Holidays   United Arab Emirates   Eid al-Fitr
Flag for United Arab Emirates

Eid al-Fitr in United Arab Emirates

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid al-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

©iStockphoto.com/DistinctiveImages

About Eid al-Fitr

Read more about Eid al-Fitr.

Eid al-Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriJul 17Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2016WedJul 6Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2017SunJun 25Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2019TueJun 4Eid al-FitrNational holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid al-FitrNational holiday

We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. If you find a mistake, please let us know.

You might also like

Perseid Shooting Star Alert!

Perseid Shooting Star Alert!

The Perseid meteor shower peaks between August 12 and 14 with up to 110 shooting stars per hour. Find them with our Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map. more

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more