UAE confirms the start of Ramadan from Tuesday
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UAE confirms the start of Ramadan from Tuesday

UAE confirms the start of Ramadan from Tuesday

The announcement came after the crescent was sighted on Monday evening

The first day of Ramadan will be observed on Tuesday, April 13, the UAE’s moon-sighting committee announced on Monday.

The announcement came after the crescent was sighted on Monday evening, official news agency WAM reported.

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

The UAE has already announced reduced working hours for public and private sector workers in the country during the holy month.

Read: Ramadan 2021: Timings for UAE private sector employees announced

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have outlined safety measures to be observed during Ramadan to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Authorities in country have advised against gatherings among families living in different homes during Ramadan and instead encouraged virtual meetings.

They have also stressed that inspections will be conducted to ensure strict adherence to precautionary guidelines during Ramadan, with violators facing stiff penalties.

Read: Ramadan 2021: Dubai announces guidelines for praying in mosques

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