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Eid Al Fitr Declared In UAE

Eid Mubarak!  The UAE’s Moon Sighting Committee has declared Tuesday, 4th June as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

UAE declares Eid Al Fitr on Tuesday

Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee first spotted the crescent moon to declare Tuesday, 4th June as the beginning of Eid Al Fitr; the UAE followed suite. Workers in the private sector enjoy a long break until Thursday, 6th June, while workers in the public sector resume work from Sunday, 9th June.

Check out Sheikh Mohammed’s message wishing Eid Mubarak

With the auspicious occasion announced, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, said, “Eid Mubarak to the people of UAE and the Muslim and Arab world. May we all celebrate a peaceful and blessed Eid.”