UAE: Eid Al Fitr prayer timings in Dubai, Sharjah announced

Mosques and musallahs will receive worshippers dressed in their Eid best shortly after sunrise for special congregational prayers

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Sahim Salim

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Waad Barakat

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Faithful offer prayer in the last day of holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. KT Photo: Shihab
Faithful offer prayer in the last day of holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. KT Photo: Shihab

Published: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 2:08 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 7:21 PM

Islamic festival Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated with fun, food, family and friends across the UAE after a month of fasting during Ramadan. The UAE’s Moon sighting committee will meet Monday evening to search the skies for the crescent that signals the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid. If spotted, Eid is on April 9. If not, the festival will be marked on April 10.

Like all things in Islam, festivities start with a special prayer. On the first day of Eid, mosques and open-air places of worship called musallahs will receive worshippers dressed in their Eid best shortly after sunrise for special congregational prayers.


Here are the prayer timings across the Emirates as announced by the authorities or calculated by Khaleej Times. Where applicable, Emirate-specific timings will be updated once the official announcements are made.

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Dubai

According to a document prepared by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, the prayer will be held at 6.20am.

Sharjah

The Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah posted that prayers will be held across the Emirate at these times:

  • Sharjah city and Hamriyah: 6.17am
  • Al Dhaid and Al Bataeh: 6.16am
  • Al Madam and Mleiha: 6.16am
  • Eastern region: 6.14am

Abu Dhabi

Prayer timings in general are two to four minutes after Dubai. As per the Islamic Hijri calendar published by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, the Eid prayer will be held at 6.22am in Abu Dhabi city and 6.15am in Al Ain.

Ajman and Umm Al Quwain

Generally, the timings in these Emirates are the same as Sharjah. That’s 6.17am.

Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

The timing in these Emirates are a couple of minutes behind Sharjah. That would be 6.15am.

It’s best to leave for the mosques for the special prayer soon after you offer Fajr.

How the Eid prayer is offered

The Eid prayer is a congregational one and consists of two units (raka’ah). In the first, the Imam will lead worshippers in offering multiple takbirs before reciting the surah Fatiha and another chapter from the holy Quran. In the second unit, too, multiple takbirs are said. At the end of the prayer, the Imam will give a two-part sermon.

Muslims are expected to listen to the sermon before hugging their loved ones Eid Mubarak and beginning the day’s festivities.

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