The Shawwal crescent was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday which means the first day of Eid-Ul-Fitr will be on May 13 (Thursday).
Today is the last day of the holy month of Ramadan and residents in the UAE will enjoy a five-day Eid break, started from 29th of Ramadhan till Shawwal 3.
Later on, the Saudi Press Agency confirmed that the Royal Court had announced that Wednesday is the last day of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
#BREAKING: The Shawwal crescent moon has not been sighted in #SaudiArabia on Tuesday, meaning that #Ramadan will last 30 days this year and Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Thursday, May 13 pic.twitter.com/JqipwOwVCp— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) May 11, 2021
UAE residents will enjoy a long weekend to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, Eid-Ul-Fitr gatherings and parties are banned in UAE. If found, the host will be fined Dh10,000 and each guest, Dh5,000.
Residents asked to report Covid safety violations to the police to 8002626.
On Monday, a top Dubai Police officer had said that gatherings of over five are banned.
Authorities called on residents to comply with all Covid safety measures, including mask use and social distancing. The police urged residents to avoid social practices that pose a risk to the health and safety of residents.
Gatherings at home or farms or any public place are strictly banned.
The police have called on residents to comply with the directives and has warned that those who do not face legal repercussions
Last year, only people who registered themselves on the official website and received approval were allowed to leave home.
However, those working in vital fields including energy, communications, medical, police, army, pharmaceuticals, electricity, water and media were allowed to go out without registering, although they were directed to carry Emirates ID and work ID to present for verification.