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Eid al-Fitr in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia likely to fall on 17 July

LONDON: Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to fall on 17 July this year in United Arab Emirates as per Islamic Crescent Observation Project’s (ICOP) announcement.

The (ICOP) has said that Eid Al Fitr [Eid-ul-Fitr] 2015 (Hijri year 1436) will be on Friday, 17 July in UAE and other Muslim countries as per its astronomical calculations, UAE’s state media has said, according to Gulf News.

The moon-sighting body said that the new moon of Shawwal is likely to be seen on 16 July, Thursday.

The Sharjah Planetarium, another moon-sighting body, also had similar astronomical forecasts, stating that Eid-al-Fitr in the Gulf will be on Friday, Emirates 24/7 News reported.