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Astronomers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have predicted Eid al-Fitr will start on Friday, June 15.

It has been reported that Ramadan will only last 29 days this year, meaning it will end on June 14.

Eid al-Fitr begins with prayers at dawn. Traditions follow the example of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and involve bathing, wearing perfume and new clothes.

The Eid holiday is a chance to celebrate with family and friends, though recently it has become common to travel for a short break.

Public sector workers in the UAE usually get three days off, while private sector workers get two.

However, if it starts on a Friday this year, the decision on any extra days off will be made by the government closer to the time.
If you are planning on a getaway, we’ve got 11 great suggestions for you here.

But until then there is still time to enjoy iftar every night to break the fast. Here’s our comprehensive round-up of places to try.

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