Ramadan Kareem: how to wish people a 'happy Ramadan'

There are many variations depending on which country you are from

Ramadan Kareem, Ramadan Mubarak, happy Ramadan! There are multiple ways to give good wishes to Muslims during the holy month. And with many different nationalities residing in the UAE, the possibilities are even more diverse. Here, staff from The National offer their preferred Ramadan greetings.

The first day of Ramadan in 2019 fell on May 6 in the UAE after the moon sighting committee convened on Sunday evening at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and spotted the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of a new month.

The Moon sighting committee will reconvene on the 29th day of Ramadan to search for a glimpse of the new crescent moon, which will signal the start of Eid Al Fitr.

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Updated: May 7, 2019 09:18 AM