Eid Mubarak; GCC Countries celebrate Eid-al-fitr on April 10

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have officially confirmed 10 April 2024, as the commencement of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

This announcement follows the sighting of the Shawwal moon, signifying the end of fasting for millions of Muslims across the region.

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a significant religious holiday observed by Muslims worldwide. It is a time of joy, gratitude, and reflection, where families and communities unite to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month dedicated to fasting, prayer, and self-discipline.

Celebrations across GCC

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Traditionally, Eid al-Fitr begins with a special prayer at mosques, followed by festive gatherings with family and friends. It is a time for feasting on delicious foods, exchanging gifts, and extending acts of charity to those in need, embodying the spirit of compassion and generosity central to Islam.

Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid al-Fitr on April 10th, with mosques hosting special prayers and families coming together for feasts and festivities.

United Arab Emirates

In UAE, Eid al-Fitr festivities commence on April 10th, with a blend of traditional customs and modern celebrations across the Emirates.


Qatar joins in the Eid al-Fitr celebrations starting Wednesday, with mosques adorned with festive decorations and families exchanging greetings and sweets.


Kuwait marks the beginning of Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, with joyous gatherings, traditional dishes, and a spirit of generosity prevailing throughout the country.


Wednesday heralds the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Bahrain, where communities come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and spread goodwill.


The main committee for sighting the crescent of Shawwal for the year 1445 AH has confirmed that Wednesday, April 10 will be the first day of Eid al Fitr in Oman. The occasion is typically marked by mosques filled with worshippers offering prayers of gratitude and families engaging in joyful gatherings and festivities.

As communities anticipate the festivities ahead, let us embrace the spirit of unity, compassion, and gratitude that accompanies occasions like Eid al-Fitr, fostering harmony and goodwill among all members of the community.

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