Muslim devotees all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is dedicated to prayers, fasting and good deeds. The most important Islamic festival marks the end of the 30-day fasting cycle, during which devotees even refrain from swallowing their saliva from dawn to dusk.
The day is determined upon the sighting of the new moon. The religious festival is being celebrated on Friday in all Gulf countries, except Oman, as the moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Meanwhile, it will be celebrated on Saturday in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.