UAE announces first day of Ramadan after moon sighting

Top Stories

UAE announces first day of Ramadan after moon sighting

Dubai - Saudi Arabia also spots Ramadan 1440 moon.

By Web Report

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Sun 5 May 2019, 6:48 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 May 2019, 8:48 PM

UAE has officially confirmed that Ramadan 1440 will begin on Monday (May 6) - after the Ramadan crescent was sighted in UAE on Sunday morning.
Also read:
Saudi Arabia announces start of Ramadan
Dh26 million Dubai bonus announced
Dubai Media Office confirmed on Sunday evening that May 6 (Monday) will be the first day of Ramadan.

According to a picture tweeted earlier by the local astronomy centre, the crescent was spotted in 'difficult' conditions using sophisticated imaging technology - from Al Ain's Jebel Hafeet.
View this post on Instagram
?????? ???? ???? ???????? ????? 1440 ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ?? ????????.
A post shared by ????? ?????? - ?????? (@adjd_official) on
However, an official confirmation for the beginning of Ramadan 2019 (1440) was awaited by the moon-sighting committee, which will convene today after sunset.

More news from