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Friday marks the first day of Ramadan in UAE

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Filed on April 23, 2020 | Last updated on April 23, 2020 at 06.35 pm
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The moon was sighted earlier today from Jebel Jais.

UAE announced the first day of the holy month of Ramadan after the crescent was sighted on Thursday evening, Wam reported.

Ramadan will be begin on April 24 (Friday) in the UAE.

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Earlier, according to a tweet by Astronomy Center, the moon was photographed on Thursday at 12.02pm from Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.



The UAE moon sighting committee will meet later in the evening, after the Maghrib prayer, and official announce the beginning of the holy month.





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These prayer timings are for Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. For Abu Dhabi, add four minutes. Deduct four minutes for Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and six minutes for Fujairah.

 
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