696 musallas and mosques all over the UAE readied for the prayers.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offered Eid prayers on Friday at the Grand Eid Mussala in Dubai.
In Sharjah, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, performed the prayer at Al Badee Mussala.
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, sheikhs and senior officials also performed the prayer along with Sheikh Sultan.
Sharjah Ruler will receive well-wishers on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Eid prayer were also offered by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah at the Grand Eid Mussala in Fujairah.
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain performed Eid prayer at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Umm Al Quwain.
His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman performed the prayer at the Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Mussala in Ajman.
General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces offered the prayer at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. He will receive well-wishers on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah offered prayer at Khuzam Mosque.
Earlier, Justice Minister Dr Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri announced on Wednesday evening that Thursday will be the 30th day of the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr will be observed on Friday, September 10.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also celebrating Eid Al Fitr on Friday.
The Eid prayer timings for the various emirates were: Abu Dhabi – 6.21am, Dubai – 6.30am and Sharjah – 6.25am.
The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowment’s Executive Director of Islamic Affairs, Mohammed Obeid Al Mazroui, said the authority had allocated 696 musallas and mosques all over the UAE for the prayers.