UAE moon-sighting committee will convene to confirm the official starting date for Eid
UAE residents will most likely enjoy a five-day weekend as early as April 30, to mark Eid Al Fitr, which will most probably fall on May 2, according to the Emirates Astronomical Society (EAS).
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, EAS’ Board Chairman, said that the first day of Shawwal (which is also the first day of Eid Al Fitr) in the Islamic calendar is predicted to fall on Monday, May 2, 2022.
According to the UAE’s approved calendar for 2022, Eid Al Fitr holiday will start on Saturday (April 30 2022) corresponding to Ramadan 29, and end on Tuesday, May 3 or Wednesday, May 4, whichever is corresponding to Shawwal 3, subject to moon sighting.
If Ramadan completed 30 days, Eid will be on Monday, May 2 (Shawwal 1) and the UAE residents will accordingly enjoy a five-day weekend including Saturday (April 30), Sunday (May 1), Monday (May 2), Tuesday (May 3) and Wednesday (May 4).