Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May.
The fasting is created to allow Muslims to concentrate on their faith and devotion to Allah.
Eid is expected to fall on Friday, but the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Monday that all governments and ministries would close from Thursday and will last until Shawwal 3.More news: Ajit Pai says you’re going to love the death of net neutrality
Earlier in the week, it was announced that public sector workers in the UAE would get at least Thursday, June 14 off for the Eid Al Fitr long weekend.
When does Ramadan end this year?
Festivals in Islam are based on the lunar calendar, which is around 11 days shorter than the solar calendar - the calendar which most people in the world use in their day-to-day life.More news: USA extradites former Panama president
Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset - and the start of the Shawwal month.
What is Eid ul Adha? In most of the states, Eid holiday has been declared on June 15.
The app Muslim Pro will help you with knowing the exact time the sun sets where you are. It's Meethi Eid and its celebrations are characterised by getting together of family and friends, exchange of gifts and communal feasting on meat delicacies as well as deleectable desserts, which make an important part of the festival.More news: KKR nears agreement to acquire Envision for about $5.5 billion