Eid al-Fitr is an important religious occasion celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The moon will be 28 hours and 16 minutes old at sunset in Karachi on Tuesday.
The announcement was made after the Shawwal crescent was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Monday.
The UAE's moon sighting committee held a meeting after maghrib prayers this evening at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Eid al-Fitr translates as "the festival of breaking of the fast" and food is a big part of the day, with large spreads of delicious treats.
"The Honorable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that Wednesday 5th June is Eid Al Fitr", reads the statement issued by Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire the PS public service ministry.
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Even as some Gulf countries are yet to convene their panels on moon-sighting, six countries announced that the first day of Eid ul-Fitr will begin on Wednesday. Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live News Updates: Track Here Which Countries Will Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Tomorrow.
Eid is announced at the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar called Shawwal, which follows the month of Ramadan.
African countries like Libya and Algeria are also expected to celebrate the first day of Eid on June 4, given they are able to view the moon.
Muslims across the globe have been observing Ramadan with four weeks of fasting.
Last year Eid al Fitr was celebrated in Saudi Arabia and other Arab States on June 15, 2018.
Muslims will greet one another with the phrase "Eid Mubarak", which means you are offering blessings.