The residents of the UAE celebrated Eid Al Azha with great fervour and excitement. They started their day on Sunday with prayer, then most of them headed to meet and greet their friends and relatives.
Sharjah Municipality earlier warned against dealing with street butchers during Eid for health and environmental-related concerns as they are not professional butchers and lack health standards.
New Delhi rushed tens of thousands of additional soldiers to one of the world's most militarised regions to prevent unrest and protests.
Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on the advent of Eid Al Adha.
Ali usually marks Eid Al Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by sacrificing a sheep, a customary annual ritual for those who can spare the cost.
A wave of excitement can be seen among many Muslim expatriate residents in the capital in view of the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations. The excitement is felt more among families with lots of children in the household and those hoping to sacrifice bulls and sheep.
Pilgrims clad in white robes signifying a state of purity spent the night in a sprawling encampment around the hill where Islam holds that God tested Abraham's faith by commanding him to sacrifice his son Ismail.
Till 12 noon on Sunday, the video had been viewed more than 3,50,000 times and retweeted 9,000 times.
Officers congratulated the Emirati military personnel while visiting several army units stationed in Najran and Taif, Saudi Arabia, which are part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition Forces operating in Mukalla and Khawkhah, Yemen.
Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid Al Adha religious holiday, which in Arabic literally means the "festival of the sacrifice" and marks the end of Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage Muslims undertake to cleanse the soul of sins and instil a sense of equality and brotherhood among them.