A view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today Report
The Saudi Moon Sighting committee said that they have not sighted the moon on Tuesday evening and that Eid Al Fitr will be on Thursday
The committees said Wednesday will be 30th Ramadan.
Dubai Media Office said, “The UAE announces that Wednesday will be the last day of the month of Ramadan, and Thursday, May 13, will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr."
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) has clarified the guidelines for performing Eid Al Fitr prayers in the emirate aimed at protecting the community from COVID-19.
Prayer halls will open 15 minutes before the Eid Al Fitr prayers; Eid prayer and sermon to last for 15 minutes.
Mosques to close immediately after prayers are completed; Women’s prayer halls to remain closed.
Worshippers must adhere to all precautionary measures including wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing and avoid physical greetings.
Eid Al Fitr prayer timings across the UAE.
Abu Dhabi: 05.57am
Al Ain: 05.50am
Madinat Zayed: 06.01am
Ras Al Khaimah: 05.48am
Umm Al Quwain: 05.50am
The eye sighting of the crescent moon would be impossible from East and Southeast Asia as well as Southern Europe and most of the Arab nations on Sunday (May 5), said Mohamed Shawkat, the Centre Director, affirming that it would be possible to sight the moon only with a telescope in the these regions on that day.
The moon-sighting committee said that the last day of the Holy Month of Ramadan was on Monday and the first day of Shawwal will be on Tuesday.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal entities in the UAE will begin on Friday, 29th Ramadan (corresponding to 22nd May) until 3rd Shawwal 1441 H, which is yet to be declared.
"Ramadan's Taraweeh (evening) prayer can be performed at home if it cannot be performed at mosques due to the preventive measures taken to fight the spread of coronavirus," he said in response to a question, adding that the same applies for Eid prayers, according to the paper.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority (ICA) on Thursday reviewed the features and advantages of the second generation of the Emirates ID that go in line with the concept of overall digital transformation in the UAE.
Passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned were allowed to transit through UAE airports from Aug.5 as long as they present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.