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This is When Eid Al Fitr is Expected to Start

The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to last 30 days in UAE and most countries

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22 May 2019

Last updated on 26 May 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
When Will Eid Al Fitr Start in UAE?

The Holy Month will end early June, and Eid Al Fitr will arrive.

Eid Al Fitr is a public holiday enjoyed by all in the UAE, as Muslims here and abroad celebrate the end of the 30 days of fasting that occurs during the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

For non-Muslims, it's also a great time to book an Eid holiday abroad or staycation and take advantage of the few days off work and school. Eid Al Fitr 2019 in Dubai and UAE is predicted to begin on Wednesday, June 5.

As with every Eid holiday in Dubai and UAE, the exact date of when the holiday will officially start varies annually as it depends on the moon sighting closer to the time. The exact date will be announced shortly before Ramadan ends.

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According to The International Astronomical Centre (IAC), the sighting of the crescent moon would be impossible from all the continents on Monday, June 3. It may be possible to sight the moon only with a telescope in some western parts of the Americas on June 3.

For the UAE, the IAC predict that eye sighting of the moon would be possible in most Arab nations, Asia, Africa, and part of Australia on Tuesday, June 4. Which means, countries that started Ramadan on Monday are supposed to complete 30 days of fasting by Tuesday, June 4.

Regarding countries that started Ramadan on Tuesday, May 7, including Brunei, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Oman, and Morocco will complete 29 days of fasting. They will be able to spot the crescent on June 4, making Wednesday, June 5, the first day of Eid Al Fitr.