Ramadan officially begins on Monday, June 6, the moon-sighting committee has announced.
Sunday was the last day of Sha'aban, according to the committee chaired by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Baid, Minister of Justice.
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The news comes as the Ramadan moon was sighted, the method used to determine all important religious holidays in the UAE. A number of neighbouring countries were also consulted.
In making the announcement, the Minister of Justice and the committee members extended their greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abdu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the other Rulers and Crown Princes.
They also congratulated the UAE people and the Arab and Muslim nations.
OTHER ANTICIPATED PUBLIC HOLIDAY DATES
- July 6: Eid Al Fitr
- September 2: Haj season
- September 10: Arafat Day
- September 11: Eid Al Adha
- October 2: Hijri New Year
- November 30: Commemoration Day
- December 2 and 3: UAE National Day
- December 11: Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday (PBUH)