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Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr 2025 and 2026

Eid Al Fitr  is the first day of the Islamic month Shawwal and the first day after the month-long fasting and prayer during Ramadan.

YearDateDayHoliday
202529 MarSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
30 MarSunEid al-Fitr
31 MarMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
1 AprTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202618 MarWedEid al-Fitr Holiday
19 MarThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
20 MarFriEid al-Fitr
21 MarSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
22 MarSunEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Note: Eid al-Fitr holidays varies within public and private sectors in the UAE.

In UAE, as in other Muslim countries, there is an official government-appointed, moon-sighting committee that declares Eid Al Fitr upon the sighting of the crescent moon. The dates for Eid Al Fitr varies every year.

In UAE, Eid Al Fitr is an official public holiday – both government and private employees typically receive two paid off-work days. Businesses will often have adjusted hours if they are open, and there will be big crowds surrounding the mosques and causing congested traffic.

Many Emirati Muslims will go to mosques on Eid Al Fitr for prayer, to hear a sermon called a khutba, and to give away food as an act of charity. Sometimes, these prayer sessions will be held in sports arenas or other large-capacity public gathering places.

Local communities may also hold communal meals and children’s events. Private families may also hold festive meals and share the food with the poor, and it is common to wear fine, new clothing to these events. Many will also visit the homes of friends and relatives, give candy and other gifts to children, and send greeting cards to one another with the words “Eid Mubbarak!”, meaning “Blessed Eid!” printed on them.

It is customary, and of religious significance, to give gifts of food to the poor during the month of Ramadan. Those who fail to do so or who just want to be “extra generous,” however, often give it on Eid Al Fitr. The food given is often such items as raisins, dates, flour, or barley. Money of equivalent value to such food gifts is also sometimes donated.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20248 AprMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
9 AprTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
12 AprFriEid al-Fitr Holiday
202320 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 AprSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
23 AprSunEid al-Fitr Holiday