UAE marks Eid Al Fitr on Sunday
WAM Abu Dhabi, 17th Aug. 2012 (WAM) -- Saturday (18th August 2012) will be the 30th day of Ramadan 1433 H and Sunday (19th August 2012) will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE, the Shawaal Moonsighting Committee announced this evening.
Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Committee Dr. Hadef Al Dhaheri said after a meeting of the Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department this evening that the Committee had not received any report on sighting the Shawaal crescent.
''The Committee established, after observation and verification of all recognised methods of sighting the Shawaal crescent and after contacts with neighbouring countries, that Saturday, 18th August 2012, will be the 30th day of Ramadan 1433H and Sunday, 19th August 2012, will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr,'' he added.
On this glorious occasion, the minister offered best congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Crown Princes.
He prayed The Almighty to grant the President good health so as to remain a source of pride of the Arab and Muslin Nations.
Al Dhaheri also congratulated the UAE people, expatriate residents and Muslims across the world on the happy occasion.