Important notice to all Muslims, citizens and residents in the UAE

It was announced that the times of iftar and fasting times differ between Emirati cities. In this context, it has been clarified that there is an Emirati city that will fast 8 minutes before the capital, Abu Dhabi, and another city that will start fasting 12 minutes later, and here are the full details.

In this context, Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, issued new statements in which he revealed that "the city of Khorfakkan - especially at the site of Shark Island near the port of Khorfakkan, where this place is considered the far east of the Emirates and therefore this site will precede the time of fasting." The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, about 8 minutes.

On the other hand, Al-Jarwan explained in addition that the Al-Ghuwaifat and Al Silaa area, which is considered the westernmost of the Emirates, will be delayed in the fasting time than Abu Dhabi by about 12 minutes in both the fasting time and the Iftar time, and thus the time difference in the date will be 20 minutes in which Khorfakkan is ahead of Al-Ghuwaifat at the beginning of the fast in the morning and at sunset.

He added, explaining: "When the dawn call to prayer in Khorfakkan is 04:48, in the capital Abu Dhabi it is 04:56, and in Sila and Ghuwaifat it is 05:08," noting that "on the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan, the time for the start of fasting in the capital Abu Dhabi will be with the call to prayer in the capital Abu Dhabi. Fajr is at 04:56 a.m., and iftar/sunset is at 06:42 p.m., and the number of fasting hours is 13:46 hours.” He pointed out that “at the end of Ramadan, the start of fasting and dawn is at 04:26 a.m. and breakfast/sunset/ at 06:55 p.m. The number of fasting hours is 14:28 hours.

The Emirates Astronomy Society announced in a statement that "the blessed month of Ramadan begins astronomically on Saturday, 2 April, and the blessed Eid al-Fitr and the first of Shawwal will be on Monday, 2 May 2022, and thus, it is expected that Ramadan 1433 AH will complete 30 days."