The Moon Sighting Committee has announced that Sunday will be the 30th of Sha’aban.
Dr Hadef bin Jua’an Al Daheri, Minister of Justice, said in a statement after the committee’s meeting Saturday night that Monday will be the first day of Ramadan.
On this occasion, Al Daheri and the committee congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, General Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and other Crown Princes.
Saudi Arabia will also start Ramadan on Monday along with most other Gulf states, regional media said on Saturday.
Reports from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait and Qatar said the new moon had not been sighted after sunset on Saturday, indicating that Sunday would be regarded as the last day of the Muslim lunar month preceding Ramadan.
In Yemen, Ramadan will also start on Monday.