UAE: Eid Al Fitr 2022 prayer timings announced

Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place for the prayers

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Published: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 11:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 1 May 2022, 9:38 PM

This year, Eid Al Fitr, the Islamic festival, will fall on May 2, as per astronomical calculations. Mosques across the UAE are preparing to welcome worshippers for the special Eid prayers.

With Covid restrictions eased and the number of cases under control for months now, residents will be marking an Eid that is ‘closest to normal’. Bigger crowds can be expected at mosques and musallahs during the prayers.

The authorities in the UAE have released the timings for the Eid prayer. This special prayer is offered in the congregation on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal – which follows the holy month of Ramadan.

Abu Dhabi: 6.03am

— Al Ain: 05.57am

— Madinat Zayed: 06.01am

Dubai: 05:59am

Sharjah: 05:58am

Ajman: 05:58am

Fujairah: 05:58am

Umm Al Quwain: 5:57am

Ras Al Khaimah: 5:56am

Covid-19 safety rules during prayers

Authorities in the UAE have announced Covid-19 safety protocols during Eid-Al-Fitr prayers.

Worshippers have been advised to wear face masks and maintain social distancing norms while attending early morning prayers.

Citizens and residents must maintain a valid green pass on the Al Hosn mobile application, and vulnerable groups must be careful.

While the UAE and its leadership have contained the pandemic through several means, including widespread testing, tracking people exposed to cases, and ensuring isolation of the infected and social distancing, caution must be exercised, warned the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).


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