View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Saturday the First Day of Ramadan in UAE

The Moonsighting Committee met this evening after prayers, gazed up into the skies and agreed that they had seen what they needed to declare that this Saturday, 22 August 2009, is the day when Ramadan will commence in the UAE.

Saturday will be the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan Kareem!

Samir Salama, UAE Moonsighting Committee Announce Saturday as First Day of Ramadan, Gulf News, 20 August 2009 (10.22pm UAE time).

Rasha Elass, Ramadan to Begin on Saturday, The National, 20 August 2009 (10.23pm UAE time).

Determining the Beginning of Ramadan in the UAE, ETE, 18 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: The crescent moon.