Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 October 2019

Eid Al Fitr 2019: Abu Dhabi Royal Family perform prayers - in pictures

The UAE's Rulers have wished families across the country well as it marks Eid Al Fitr

The Rulers of the UAE have wished families across the country well as they mark Eid Al Fitr.

National leaders offered thanks and celebration as they looked to the future, delivering messages of hope and progress in the months and years to come.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, congratulated President Sheikh Khalifa on the occasion, wishing him good health and happiness.

The sentiment was also offered to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and all other rulers of the Emirates, crown princes, deputy rulers, Emiratis and non-Emiratis alike.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also congratulated members of the UAE armed forces and wished the best in their efforts to achieve victory, state news agency Wam reported.

In Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed performed early morning prayers alongside members of the Al Nahyan family.

They were joined by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, professor of Islamic studies at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah and President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.

Tuesday was named the first day of the month of Shawwal, and first day of Eid Al Fitr, by the moon-sighting committee and senior officials on Monday evening.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid will join Eid Al Fitr prayers at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai later. He wished the country's leaders continued good health and well-being, offering the same to the people Arab and Muslim nations.

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