With less than three weeks till the Eid Al Fitr celebrations, UAE residents may anticipate a very long weekend. The event marks the conclusion of Ramadan, a holy month when Muslims around the world maintain fasts from dawn till nightfall.
Ramadan began on March 23 of this year and will last for 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar calendar.
Although astronomical estimates are frequently used for date predictions, moon-sighting committees in the UAE determine the precise starting and ending dates of the holy month.
Even while a formal confirmation is still crucial, this gives you the chance to arrange for quick breaks in advance. Ramadan began on March 23 of this year, as predicted by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the chairman of the board of directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS) and a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences. He also predicted that Ramadan would last 29 days.
Al Jarwan predicts that Eid Al Fitr will most likely occur on Friday, April 21. The Islamic Hijri calendar has four days designated as official public holidays, from 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal 1444.