The holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 17 (Thursday) in UAE, wam announced today.
In a tweet on Tuesday night, wam announced that the Ramadan crescent wasn’t sighted today, hence Wednesday will be the last day of Shaaban – with the holy month of Ramadan beginning on Thursday.
Earlier today, the UAE’s committee for moon-sighting met after the Maghrib prayer to announce the date for the commencement of Ramadan.
Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan also declared May 17 as the first day of Ramadan.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced that the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent, Al Arabiya reported.
Shortly after Saudi announcement, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, posted an Instagram story – announcing that Ramadan will begin on Thursday (May 17) this year.