Eid-el-Fitr holidays announced for public and private sectors General August 11, 20120 Abu Dhabi: The Eid-el-Fitr holidays for ministries and other federal government institutions will begin from Friday 17th August 2012 (29th Ramadan 1433) and will last until the 3rd of the month of Shawwal. Work will resume from the 4th of Shawaal, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. On this occasion Al Qatami offered greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of emirates. The minister also offered greetings to the people of UAE and the Arab and Muslim nations around the world. Meanwhile, Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash issued a ministerial circular announcing the first and second days of the month of Shawwal as Eid-el-Fitr holidays for all establishments in the private sector. Ghobash also offered Eid greetings to the leadership and the people of UAE and Arab and Muslim nations.