Eid In UAE

Eid ul Fitr Prayers & Celebrations in United Arab Emirates


Islam is the largest and the official state religion of the UAE. Being a pure Muslim country every form of Eid and all Islamic festivals are celebrates with great fervour in UAE. Eid ul Fitr falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal as per the Islamic lunar calendar. The month of Shawwal begins with the sighting of the new moon in Saudi Arabia or locally.

  • Millions of Muslims across Saudi Arabia celebrate first day of Eid Al-Fitr attending Eid prayers at specially arranged grounds. The sermons held urge Muslims to follow the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah to be successful in this world and the hereafter.

  • During the sermon the Muslims are also urged to faithfully perform the five-time prayers strictly, and take care of old parents.

  • Arabians do not forget the sick and the underprivileged on this day. They visit hospitals to console the sick and engage in humanitarian services by giving charity to the poor.

  • They visit friends and relatives, hold large family gatherings and celebrate the event together as a community.

  • There are fairs held in different places with all kinds of entertainments and food stalls with the local gastronomic delights.

  • Cultural, sports, and entertainment programmes are held across the nation which people participate and attend with great gusto.

  • The celebration goes on for 3 consecutive days, and is declared as a public holiday all over the nation.

  • In 2016, the public holidays for Eid ul Fitr will be on 6th July, 7th July and 8th July.

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Feast

The feast during this festival includes gourmet dishes like Biryani, a rice dish with lamb or beef, Kebabs, breaded meat or vegetables on skewers, Haleem, beef or mutton minced and cooked with spices on a slow fire, and kohlrabi-carrot salad. Desserts include pastries with a stuffing of dates, Jalebi, or Badam phirni, and Seviyan, vermicili noodles sweetened with milk and sugar.

Eid-ul-Fitr In UAE