The centre shared the pictures of the telescopes being set atop Jebel Jais.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The International Astronomy Center begins the preparations and installation of the telescope to detect the crescent moon of the blessed month of Ramadan from the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais.
The UAE moon-sighting committee will meet virtually on Monday after the Maghreb prayer under the chairmanship of Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice to indicate the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
"The countries that declared Tuesday the first blessed month of Ramadan are: Turkey, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt. The rest of the countries will investigate the crescent tomorrow evening, Monday, to determine the start of Ramadan to be on Tuesday or Wednesday," the centre tweeted.
The special equipment being set up atop the mountain towers at an altitude of 1,900 metres above sea level.
The Palm Fountain at The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah will put on a stunning show daily as it signals the end of the fasting time.
The first day of Ramadan is most likely to fall on April 13. UAE residents will have to observe approximately 14 hours of fasting with a slight difference between various regions of the country.
The circular is in line with the UAE Cabinet decision on the regulation of the Federal Labour Law concerning official work hours in Ramadan.
In its response to a complaint filed by the employees of a retail company, which ordered them to work full time for more than 10 hours and refused to reduce working hours during Ramadan or pay for overtime hours, the ministry said this was an illegal procedure.
The Coromandel Express, which runs from Kolkata to Chennai, derailed and fell on the opposite track, with many people still trapped, the reports said.
Sheikh Mohammed added in a tweet on Twitter: "We found its executive director at the service counters, receiving customers, speeding up procedures, and contributing to clearing transactions. The secret shopper assured us that providing the service did not exceed five minutes."
The first lady arrived in Cairo from Amman, where she attended the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein. She is travelling to Morocco on Saturday before heading to Portugal, the final stop of her tour, on Monday.