It’s official: Ramadan in the UAE will begin on Monday May 6

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The crescent moon has been sighted tonight, which means the Holy Month of Ramadan will begin on Monday…

The first day of Ramadan 2019 will officially begin on Monday, May 6.

The UAE Moon Sighting Committee confirmed the news on Sunday night after it sighted the new crescent moon.

Saudi Arabia had earlier made the same call after the crescent moon was visible in the kingdom.

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Remember, working hours for private sector employees will be reduced by two hours during Ramadan, while the working day for the public sector, and the school day is reduced to five hours.

Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar and begins 10 to 12 days earlier each year.

The Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences previously advised that Ramadan in the UAE looked set to begin on Monday, May 6.

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