The first day for Eid Al Fitr was confirmed yesterday, in UAE as Wednesday July 6.

The moon-sighting committee in UAE has announced that today will be the last day of Ramadan, and that Wednesday will be the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and chair of the committee, said in a statement following a meeting at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, that the committee has not sighted the Shawwal crescent moon for the Hijri year of 1437 and ruled that Tuesday, July 5 2016, will be the last day of Ramadan and Wednesday, July 6, will be the first day of Shawwal 1437 H.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Labour announced that there would be a two-day paid holiday for the private sector and a five-day paid holiday for the public sector.

Meanwhile, WAM said that UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will offer Eid Al Fitr prayers at Zabeel Mosque. After Eidl Al Fitr prayers, he will receive well-wishers at Zabeel Palace.


The blessed Eid is approaching and our thoughts and best wishes go to all those who celebrate in the United Arab Emirates as well as to all Muslims in the World.

It has been a joy to spend the Holy Month of Ramadan and to enjoy the sense of togetherness that this period of the year brings.

Eid Mubarak!