The Ramadan Ifar cannon is being prepared for the event.
Sharjah, living up to its tradition, is hosting the firing of the Ramadan Iftar cannon for the eighth consecutive year.
Gulf Today media team brings you a glimpse of the daily event. The Al Majaz Waterfront is one of the venues hosting the firing of the daily Iftar cannon, notifying worshippers that it’s time to break the fast. A huge crowd gathers every evening to watch the cultural event, which has a long history.
History has it, that back in the olden days firing the cannon was to announce Iftar time as there were no wristwatches and clocks then.
This authentic religious tradition is telecast live on Sharjah TV at 6.30pm every day at the Al Majaz Waterfront where families gather well before time at the Fountain Piazza, to enjoy the atmosphere and win daily prizes.
Marwa Obaid Al Shamsi, General Manager of Al Majaz Waterfront said: “Al Majaz Waterfront is a place that offers a spiritual and tranquil atmosphere much in line with the true spirit of the holy month. Each year, the destination dedicated to bringing family and friends together, tries to make these 30 days as memorable for all our visitors as possible”.
The 17-day Ramadan Nights will kick off today Thursday, May 23 and will continue until June 8, amid an extraordinary atmosphere, exciting offers and exclusive discounts up to 75 per cent which are considered one of the biggest discounts at the Emirate level.
Al Majaz Waterfront, a family tourist and leisure destination in Sharjah is inviting people to enjoy its ongoing ‘Ramadan-fun’ campaign.
“In order to make it easy for people to use the public buses within Sharjah and to encourage families to use them, the SRTA has increased the number of buses touring the city to complete 1,284 trips a day.”
As part of its Ramadan initiatives and in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance, the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) organised, on Thursday evening, a Ramadan night under the theme “Ramadan Zaman” at the Old People’s Home in Sharjah.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those tested negative will be sent home through special arrangement of transport," Asad Umar said.
The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.