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When is Eid Al Fitr in UAE This Year?

Find out when the Holy Month of Ramadan will end in the UAE for 2020.

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6 May 2020

Last updated on 14 May 2020
When is Eid Al Fitr in UAE This Year?

Eid Al Fitr in the UAE will fall in May...

Known as the “festival of breaking the fast”, Eid Al Fitr is a religious occasion marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims throughout the globe, is a period of prayer, fasting, reflection, and charity. It typically lasts 29 or 30 days and is dependent on the moon sighting. Ramadan 2020 in the UAE began on Friday 24th April and may last until Saturday 23rd April. Eid Al Fitr immediately follows afterward.

When is Eid Al Fitr 2020 in UAE?

This year in the UAE, Eid Al Fitr is expected to take place on either Saturday 23rd May or Sunday 24th May.

The moon-sighting committee will begin watching for a new moon cycle on May 22, the Friday night following maghrib prayers.

If the new moon is spotted, then Eid Al Fitr will fall on the following day.

But if not, the festival will happen on Sunday.

What to expect of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE this year

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, UAE residents and citizens must observe strict health and safety rules during Eid Al Fitr. Social gatherings must not exceed the limit of five family members and a distance of at least 1.5-metres must be in place.

Dining spots are open to sit-in customers, however, children below the age of 12 are not allowed.