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UAE, Saudi confirm that Eid Al Fitr starts on Tuesday

UAE, Saudi confirm that Eid Al Fitr starts on Tuesday

The crescent moon was sighted on Monday evening

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The UAE’s moon-sighting committee has announced that Tuesday, June 4 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The committee, chaired by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi, minister of Justice, made the announcement after it held a meeting on Monday evening after Maghreb prayers.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia also confirmed that Tuesday, June 4 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr after the crescent moon was sighted. The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed there will be 29 days of Ramadan this year, with Monday marking the last day of the holy month.

The sighting of the moon signals the end of the holy month of Ramadan – when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset – and the start of the month of Shawwal.

In the UAE, public sector workers are off from Sunday, June 2 until Saturday, June 8, while private sector workers have been given leave from Monday, June 3, until the third day of Shawwal – which will fall on Thursday.

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also confirmed free parking during the Eid holiday as well as extended public transport timings.

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