Post office releases Eid hours

Emirates Post yesterday detailed opening hours during Eid al Fitr. Post offices throughout the country will be closed on the first day of the holiday, with some open during the mornings for the remainder of the holiday. A spokesman for Emirates Post noted it was still unconfirmed whether the first day of Eid would fall on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. "We won't know until the very last minute, but as soon as it is announced, people will know that the post offices are shut on the first day," he said.

Since Eid will occupy a large part of the work week, it has been decided that more post offices than usual will remain open. The following post offices will be open from 9am to 1pm. In Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Central Post Office, Hamdan, Al Butain, Musaffah, Bani Yas, Nadi al Seyahi and Al Ain Main Post Office. In Dubai: Dubai Central Post Office, Deira Main Post Office, Satwa, Al Khor, Jumeirah, Rashidiya, Hor al Anz and Jebel Ali. Post offices located in shopping centres will be open from 5pm to 9pm. The Dubai International Airport post office will be open 24 hours a day, as usual.

In Sharjah: Sharjah Central Post Office, Al Corniche, Al Ghuwair, Kalba, Khorfakkan, Al Dhaid. In Ajman: the Ajman Central Post Office. In Umm al Qaiwain: Umm al Qaiwain Centre Post Office, Sanaiyah and Al Souq. In Ras al Khaimah: Ras al Khaimah Central Post Office, Al Nakheel and Al Uraibi. In Fujairah: Fujairah Central Post Office and Dibba al Fujairah. The counters of all other branches of Emirates Post will remain closed. However, collection of mail, including from street boxes, will continue as usual.

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