The first day of Hijri month of Dhul-Hijjah 1443 AH will be on Thursday, June 30, and the Day of Arafat will be on Friday, July 8, according to the calculations by astronomers at Qatar Calendar House.

However, the official decision about the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah remains within the competence of the Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs in Qatar, QCH said.