ABU DHABI 12 May 2021: The Shawwal crescent was not sighted in the UAE on Tuesday and therefore, Wednesday, May 12, will be the last day of the holy month of Ramadan, and the first day of Eid al-Fitr will be on Thursday, May 13, according to the UAE Moon Sighting Committee.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Committee, extended Eid greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
He also greeted the people of the UAE and Muslims across the world on the occasion, said Wam.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the President with continued good health, and well-being for the Arab and Muslim Nations.
Dubai Police set up Eid Al Fitr cannons at 5 locations
The Dubai Police have announced the locations of Eid Al Fitr in five different areas across the emirate of Dubai.
Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Organisations Protective Security and Emergency at Dubai Police, pointed out that the Dubai Police strives to keep the tradition alive as the shooting of cannons marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and announce the beginning of Eid Al Fitr.
Major Abdullah Tarish Al Amimi, Commander of the Artillery Unit in the General Department of Protective Security and Emergency, indicated that the cannons have been set up at:
- Zabeel Grand Mosque
- Al Salam Masjid in Al Barsha
- Al Mamzar Street
- Burj Khalifa area, and
- The prayer ground in Al Mankhool
“Every year families gather to watch the Eid cannons. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and as per the announced precautionary measures against COVID-19, firing Eid cannons could be viewed only on TV as no one would be allowed to gather at the locations” Al Amimi added.
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