Else, the Eid al Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday June 16, 2018.
In an interview with Abu Dhabi TV, Dr Farooq Hamada, religious adviser to the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, said the moon-sighting committee received information from astronomers and religious figures and discussed the findings.
The observation ceremony of the crescent moon, signaling the beginning of the new month in Islamic calendar, will take place Thursday evening.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has 78 stations across the nation; the National Moon-Sighting Committee also maintains close contact with them in case of adverse weather.
The crescent of the moon is not sighted in India Thursday.
The celebrations of the festival depend purely upon the sighting of the moon.
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Here's everything you need to know about Eid al-Fitr, when Eid al-Fitr 2018 is and how to celebrate Eid in the UK.
Muscat: The Shawwal Moon sighting Committee will gather tomorrow, Thursday, between 6:00-8:30 pm to confirm the sighting of Shawwal crescent.
After a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, Muslims celebrate Eid with massive family feasts and prayers.
The announcement is expected to be that Friday will be the day of celebration of the Islamic festival, Eid-el-Fitr.
This moon marks the end of Ramadan, a period of fasting and prayer which has been going on now for 29 days, and the start of Shawwal. But as astronomers have predicted that the moon will not be visible until the next day, Eid al-Fitr will officially begin on Friday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman greeted Saudis and Muslims around the world on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, which is on Friday. They will resume work on Sunday, June 24. It is believed that the holy book of Quran was written during this month.