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Abu Dhabi: Ramadan is expected to begin on April 2, 2022, according to Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics.

The crescent moon of Ramadan will be visible on Friday, April 1, which is corresponding to the 29th of the Islamic month of Shaban. Accordingly, April 2, will be the first day of Ramadan, astronomers said.

The moon is expected to be visible to the naked eye at sunset on April 1, with fasting set to begin the following day, Saturday.

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

The end of Ramadan, when the new moon is sighted, marks Eid Al Fitr, which is the start of the Shawwal month.

In the UAE, the moon-sighting committee will confirm the official starting dates for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.