Eid Al Fitr 2022 in UAE: What we know so far

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Everything you need to know for Eid Al Fitr 2022

Eid guidelines and timings have been provided by authorities in various sectors across the country to prepare residents and worshippers in the UAE for the long holiday.

Here is what we know so far:

What are the Eid prayer timings for each Emirate?

Here are the Eid prayer timings throughout UAE.

What are the adjusted public parking schedules during Eid?

In Dubai, public parking during the Eid break will be free from Saturday (April 30) to Friday (May 6). Parking costs in multi-storey facilities are still required to be paid.

In Sharjah, public parking will be free from the first day of Eid Al Fitr (May 2) until Thursday (May 5). Seven-day paid parking zones that are marked with blue parking information signs are exempted from the adjustments.

What are the timings for public transport services?

Here are updated Dubai bus schedules during the holiday.

For Dubai Metro, both Red Line and Green Line stations will be run from 5am to 1am (the next day) from Monday to Wednesday.

What are the COVID-19 guidelines during Eid prayers and gatherings?

The National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) has recently announced the health measures to be followed during Eid prayers and gatherings.

Stickers should be put up in mosques and outdoor spaces surrounding mosques to remind the public to observe physical distancing.

Parks and parking lots in and around mosques should be respected and give way to accommodate worshippers.

Mosques and prayer halls will open for Eid Al Fitr prayers after dawn prayers on Eid days, with speakers scheduled to announce the Eid takbeers half an hour before the Eid prayers begin.

The combined duration of prayers and Khutba (sermon) is set to 20 minutes, while the entry and exit of worshipers will be supervised by police patrols, volunteers, and imams.

Worshippers must wear face masks at all times and maintain a physical distance of one meter, especially when near vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, and people of determination.

Use of personal or single-use worship mats is encouraged.

Gatherings, handshakes, and physical greetings are to be avoided, and instead, should opt for verbal greetings while maintaining physical distancing.

Valid and active green pass on the Al Hosn app should be ensured.

Eidiya (an Eid gift in money form for children) is encouraged to be given electronically.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding the Eid Al Fitr 2022 in the UAE. KSO/Expat Media


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