Eid Al Fitr 2021: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed prays at Grand Mosque

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces prayed for peace, prosperity and happiness

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, performed prayers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the UAE capital on Thursday morning.

Eid prayers were held in mosques across the country for the first time in two years. Strict safety precautions were in place.

Earlier, Sheikh Mohamed prayed for "peace, prosperity and happiness” for people in a message on Twitter.

"Eid Mubarak to the UAE President and Vice President, the Rulers of the Emirates, and the UAE people," he tweeted.

"We pray that this blessed time brings peace, prosperity and happiness to the people of our nation, the region and the world."

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Ruler of Ajman, performed Eid Al Fitr prayers at Al Zaher Palace courtyard in the emirate.

Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, also offered Eid Al Fitr prayers at the Ahmed bin Rashid Al Mualla Mosque in the emirate.

UAE leaders exchanged greetings with Arab leaders, including Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, and Tunisia’s President Kais Saied.

On the first day of Eid, Muslims typically wake just before dawn to perform Eid prayers at mosques.

Unlike last year, when mosques were closed to control the spread of the coronavirus, places of worship were open this year with strict safety measures in place.

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said Eid prayers would be limited to 15 minutes.

Prayers were held in approved mosques, which were permitted to open 15 minutes before Eid prayers began.

People aged 60 and over and those under the age of 12 were asked to pray at home.

Updated: May 13, 2021 03:38 PM

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