"Upon testimonies of a number of adult witnesses who confirmed to have seen the new moon of Shawal after sunset on Wednesday evening, tomorrow (Thursday) is blessed Eid Al-Fitr 1434 H," the Royal Court said in a statement.
In the UAE, the Moon Sighting Committee announced that Thursday, August 8, is the first day of Shawwal and is also the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.
In Qatar, the Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments) and Islamic Affairs made a similar announcement. Rulers across the Gulf region exchanged greetings following the announcement.


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