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Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday in celebration of Eid Al Fitr which has yet to be announced. Satish Kumar  The National

Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday in celebration of Eid Al Fitr which has yet to be announced. Satish Kumar The National

The Islamic holy month of fasting is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) also will remain closed for three days from Sunday, June 17 in view of Eid al-Fitr holidays.

Beside the Central Ruet-e-Hial Committee, zonal committees will hold meetings in major cities of the country to collect evidence regarding the sighting of Shawal moon. It translates into "the feast of breaking the fast".

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According to the Met Office, there are fewer chances of the moon being sighted on Thursday, June 14, with a chance of Eid-ul -Fitr being celebrated on Saturday, June 16 across Pakistan.

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The moon sighting committee will meet on Thursday to determine the exact holiday dates.

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Earlier in the week, it was announced that public sector workers in the UAE would get at least Thursday, June 14 off for the Eid Al Fitr long weekend.

The beginning of the lunar month Shawwal will fall on the same day in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Kuwait, i.e. on June 15.

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