A crescent is visible over the dome of a mosque in Sharjah. File
Gulf Today Report
Saudi Arabia announced that Eid Al Adha would be celebrated on July 9. The authorities made the statement after the crescent was sighted on Wednesday evening.
It also said that Arafat Day will fall on Friday, July 8, and that Thursday, June 30 will be the first day of Dhul-Hijjah.
The authorities in Oman announced the sighting of the crescent and said that Eid Al Adha would fall on July 9.
The authorities said that June 30 is the first day Dhul-Hijjah.
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Japan’s moon sighting committee has officially announced that the sighting of the crescent was not confirmed on Wednesday, and that the first Friday of July is the first day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and Sunday July 10 is the first day of Eid al-Adha.
The Muslim community in Hong Kong also announced that the sighting of the crescent has not been proven, and that Friday, July 1, is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and Sunday, July 10, is the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia also confirmed that Friday is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and Sunday, July 10, is the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Dr Mohamed Mattar Al Kaabi hailed the continuous attention of the wise leadership and its keenness on the provision of all services to the to Emirati pilgrims since their arrival in Saudi Arabia, that contributed to the success of all Hajj rituals at ease.
I am glad that shops will be open till late in the night during the Eid Al Adha holidays. As someone whose shift ends at 10pm, I frequently find myself at a disadvantage where doing any shopping after work is concerned. There is very little time left as shops in most malls close by 10 in the night. Now thanks
"I have slaughtered a sheep every year ... but this year there is no way I can. I am ashamed," said the father of five, who declined to give his last name.
In time for the Eid Al Adha holidays, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) on Monday released a list of six “important vaccinations” travelers must secure to keep them safe from possible risks of infections or illnesses at their destination country/countries.
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.