UAE Eid Al Fitr 2021: Prayer timings in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah

Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the prayers

Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Mosques across the UAE would host socially distanced Eid Al Fitr prayers this year, it was announced on Monday. Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place for the prayers.

Depending on when the Shawwal crescent is sighted, Eid Al Fitr 2021 would be either on Wednesday, May 12; or Thursday, May 13.

The authorities concerned in the UAE have released the timings for the Eid prayers.

Abu Dhabi

>> Main city: 5.57am

>> Al Ain: 5.50am

>> Madinat Zayed: 6.01am


According to the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai, the Eid prayers would be hosted at 5.55am.


>> Main city and Hamriya: 5.51am

>> Al Dhaid and Batayeh: 5.50am

>> Al Madam and Mleiha: 5.51am

>> Eastern Region: 5:48am

The special prayers are offered in congregation on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal – which follows the holy month of Ramadan.

The total duration of the prayer, including the sermon, is limited to 15 minutes. Mosques and musallahs will open 15 minutes before the prayer and close immediately after.

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