After two years of COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, the UAE kickstarted the celebrations for Eid Al Fitr on Monday with thousands of worshippers offering their prayers at mosques and prayer grounds across the country.
On late Sunday evening, authorities fired the Eid cannons at Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi and Burj Park in Dubai to mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan in the country.
Since the ceremony, the UAE is seeing a festive mood among residents noting that the past two years of COVID-19 muted celebrations in the country.
Speaking about the festive mood, UAE residents underlined that they finally embraced the true spirit of Eid two years after the pandemic crisis hit the country and resulted in lockdowns and restrictions.
Across the UAE, residents were seen exchanging Eid greetings while complying with relevant COVID-19 protocols and safety measures. People were seen wearing masks and following social distancing while celebrating the occasion in public spaces.
Others were seen on prayer grounds, celebrating the momentous festival and taking pictures and videos of each other in joy. Following prayers, residents headed home to have their breakfast after Ramadan with family and friends.
Meanwhile, the UAE authorities have stressed the need for continuing compliance with social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols during the celebration to ensure the health and wellbeing of all community members.
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