Shawwal Moon sighted in UAE, Eid ul Fitr on Friday

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DUBAI – The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday.

This means Eid Al Fitr should begin on Friday (tomorrow), reports Khaleej Times.

However, the final decision will be taken when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE , which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, announces its decision.

In the UAE , as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private sector will observe a two-day break on Friday and Saturday, should Friday be the first day of Eid.

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