File photo of Eid Al Fitr prayer at Al Noor Mosque in Sharjah Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News archives

Dubai: The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in the UAE has officially declared the prayer timings for Eid Al Fitr, which will be marked on Wednesday.

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Taking to their X platform account, the Authority shared the Eid prayer schedule for all emirates (and some major regions), ensuring that worshippers across the country know when to gather for this significant prayer.

Eid prayer timings 

  • Abu Dhabi: 6:22 AM
  • Dubai: 6:20 AM
  • Sharjah and Ajman: 6:17 AM
  • Ras Al Khaimah: 6:15 AM
  • Fujairah (and Khorfakkan): 6:14 AM
  • Umm Al Quwain: 6:13 AM

Other regions:

  • Al Ain: 6:15 AM
  • Zayed City: 6:26 AM

What is Eid Al Fitr prayer?

Eid Al Fitr prayer marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, and is a key component of the Islamic celebration of Eid Al Fitr, which translates to ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’. This prayer is held in large congregations across the Muslim world, in mosques or open grounds.

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How is it performed?

The Eid Al Fitr prayer is distinct in that there is no adhan (call to prayer). It consists of two Rak’ahs (units of prayer) but is preceded by seven Takbirs (saying “Allahu Akbar”, which means “God is the Greatest”) in the first Rak’ah and five in the second, following the opening Takbir. The Imam (prayer leader) delivers a sermon (Khutbah) after the prayer, which attendees are encouraged to listen to, although it is not mandatory.