Eid Al Fitr in UAE: Catch the Latest Updates & Activities


Muslims across the world are thrilled and waiting for the biggest festival celebrated in Islam, Eid Al Fitr. Also called the ‘Festival of Breaking of the Fast’, the festival brings the community together. People share warm hugs, gifts, and laughter. Most people spend their first day at home with their families and relatives, cooking delicious food and wrapping gifts. 

A. Eid Al Fitr Live Updates & Things to Know 

1. 10th April 

During Eid Al Fitr, Dubai organizes tremendous celebratory activities and events. There are traditional dance shows, street performances, live music and special programs. Dubai’s iconic skyline takes on a festive glow as buildings like the Burj Khalifa illuminate the night with dazzling Eid lights.  Malls transform into wonderlands, adorned with intricate decorations and overflowing with Eid shopping deals.  The air vibrates with the spirit of giving, making it the perfect time to snag those special gifts for loved ones. Restaurants across the city offer lavish Eid brunches, showcasing both traditional Arabic fare and international delights. 

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • Since the Islamic calendar is lunar-based, the exact date of Eid al-Fitr can vary slightly between countries depending on moon sighting.
  • Eid al-Fitr celebrations typically involve special prayers, gatherings with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and enjoying delicious meals.
  • Saudi Arabia has already announced Eid al-Fitr for Wednesday, April 10th. India, Canada, and some other countries are still awaiting moon sighting reports.

2. 9th April 

Moon sighted in UAE on the morning of 9th April, announcing the beginning of one of the popular festivals in Dubai, Eid Al Fitr.

When is Chand Raat in India?

Chand Raat is a term used in South Asian countries, which is translated into moon night. This is the last day of Ramadan when the committee official announces that the Shawwal crescent moon has been sighted. It is expected to be observed on April 10 or 11, depending on today’s moon. 

Eid Al Fitr Prayers Declared

As Ramadan ends and Shawwal month begins, Muslims gather for the morning prayers. Here are the prayer timings for Eid Al Fitr in the UAE 

  • Abu Dhabi: 6:22 AM
  • Dubai: 6:20 AM
  • Sharjah and Ajman: 6:17 AM
  • Ras Al Khaimah: 6:15 AM
  • Fujairah (and Khorfakkan): 6:14 AM
  • Umm Al Quwain: 6:13 AM

3. 8th April 

Shawwal Moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia by the KSA Moon Sighting Committee. 

According to the UAE Moon Sighting Committee, the moon would most probably be sighted on Tuesday, 9th April. This will mark the end of the holy month ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal. As a result, 10th April is the first day of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE. Wednesday is the first day of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE. 

Experts assume that the moon sighting might be affected by the total solar eclipse. So, the crescent moon sighting might be pushed to the next day. 

Other countries are expected to celebrate Eid Al Fitr on the 10th of April. 

There has been an official announcement of a 9-day holiday for the private sector, from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. There is a week-long paid public holiday from April 9 until April 15. 

4. 7th April 

Muslims are called to witness the crescent moon on the 29th day of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has rolled out the advisory, saying those who would be able to see the crescent are requested to inform the nearest court and get his/her testimony recorded. You can watch through naked eye or binoculars. 

The last 10 days of Ramadan are extremely holy and believers gather in the mosque in large numbers. It is the period when Muslims indulge in donation, self-introspection and prayers. Owing to the increasing number of worshippers 

B. Things to Remember When Visiting Dubai in Eid 

  • Eid is a time for gift-giving so malls and shops offer massive sales on clothes, homeware and other delights. Be prepared to snag some amazing deals!
  • Remember to bring cash for easy exchange. 
  • Public transport schedules may also be affected during Eid al-Fitr. It’s wise to plan your commutes accordingly.
  • Some shops and businesses may have reduced operating hours during Eid al-Fitr.


What are the best places to watch fireworks in Eid Al Fitr?

  • Dubai Festival City Mall (April 10)
  • Global Village (April 10-14)
  • Al Seef ( April 11)
  • Bluewaters Island (April 12)
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts (April 10-12)

Where to get the best brunch deals in Eid Al Fitr in Dubai? 

Olea, Mezzerie, Th8, Palettes, Punjab Grill, Pai Thai, and Kinara are the best brunch spots in Dubai for Eid.

Is Eid 2024 confirmed in UAE?

Yes, UAE has announced Eid on Wednesday, 10th April.

How many public holidays are there in UAE in 2024? 

There are 14 official public holidays in the UAE:
    • New Year's Day (Monday, January 1st)
    • Eid al-Fitr (Wednesday, April 10th) - subject to moon sighting confirmation
    • Arafat Day (Saturday, June 15th)
    • Eid al-Adha (Sunday, June 16th)
    • Islamic New Year (Sunday, July 7th)
    • Prophet's Birthday (Sunday, September 15th)
    • Commemoration Day (Sunday, December 1st)
    • National Day (Monday, December 2nd)

Which is the longest holiday in Dubai 2024?

Amongst the prominent public holidays,Eid Al Fitr is a 5-day holiday, from 8th April to 12th April, followed by Arafat Day/ Eid Al-Adha, from 15th to 18th June.


Dubai transforms into a vibrant hub of celebration during Eid al-Fitr. Whether you’re enjoying traditional festivities, indulging in shopping deals, or marveling at dazzling decorations, Eid in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience. Soaking up the joyous atmosphere and exploring the city’s unique offerings will leave you with lasting memories of this special occasion.

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