UAE Announces Official Ramadan Start Date

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Apr 23 2020 / 20:00 PM

The holy month will begin on Friday, April 24

UAE Announces Official Ramadan Start Date

The Holy Month of Ramadan will begin on Friday, April 24 in the UAE. According to Arabian Business, the announcement was made after the UAE’s moonsighting committee convened on Thursday evening following prayer.

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) shared the announcement on Twitter.

To commemorate the special occasion and start of the Holy Month, Dubai Ruler and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a tweet wishing everyone around the world a blessed Ramadan.

Earlier this week it was announced that federal and ministerial employees across the UAE would work five hours per day this Ramadan.


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