Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, considered by believers to be the most auspicious of months. The duration of fasting in UAE will be reduced this time compared to last time. As it is the beginning of spring in the UAE, the temperature at that time is low.
The fasting time on the first day of the coming fasting period will be 13 hours and 16 minutes. By the end of the month, the fasting time reaches about 14 hours. At the beginning of Ramadan in 2023, the faithful in the UAE abstained from food and drink for 13 hours and 33 minutes, while at the end it was 14 hours and 16 minutes.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. As with all months in the Hijri calendar, its onset is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. Although the dates are subject to sighting of the moon, the most probable dates are calculated by the authorities and announced by the authorities based on astronomical calculations.
This time Radaman is expected to be 29 days as per ICAD calendar. The last day of fasting is Tuesday, April 9. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated after fasting.
This year, UAE residents will be treated to the longest public holiday. Six days of festive leave will be available. The government has announced that Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 will be a public holiday. According to the Gregorian calendar date, it is from Tuesday 9th April to Friday 12th April. With the addition of Saturday-Sunday weekend holidays, there will be a total break of six days.
Schools across the country are closed ahead of Lent. In general, life is slowing down across the country. Office hours will be reduced and a general spiritual atmosphere will prevail.