Eid Al Adha 2024 in UAE: Dhul Hijjah Crescent Moon spotted in Abu Dhabi

Dubai Web Desk

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Crescent of the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was photographed from Abu Dhabi on Friday, June 7.

In a social media post, the UAE’s Astronomy Centre shared an image of the faint crescent as captured by the Al-Khatim Astronomical Observatory at 10:00 am UAE time (6:00 am GMT).

The residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to get one day off for Arafah day, and three days off for the Eid Al Adha according to the government’s list of public holidays.

Eid Al Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is marked by offering Special Prayers. Muslims slaughter livestock — usually, a goat, sheep, cow or camel — to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith.

The festival celebrates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son based on Allah’s command. Before the sacrifice happened, Allah provided him with a ram that the prophet then slaughtered.