The first day of Ramadan is most likely to fall on April 13. UAE residents will have to observe approximately 14 hours of fasting with a slight difference between various regions of the country.
Major Abdullah Tarish Al Amimi said that cannons have been set up in six different locations across the emirates. Including Atlantis -the Palm, Al Salam Masjid in Al Barsha, Burj Khalifa, Al Mamzar Beach, Al Habbai Mosque in Al Khawaneej, and the praying ground in Al Mankhool.
Colourful lanterns and ornate Ramadan decorations filled the streets of Jerusalem on Monday as Palestinians prepared for a holy month freer of COVID-19 restrictions than at the height of the pandemic.
For many Muslims navigating restrictions, that means hopes of a better Ramadan than last year have been dashed with the surge in infection rates though regulations vary in different countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at Emirates Towers a number of dignitaries, current and former ministers, senior officials, military and civilian retirees, a number of heads of international companies, and foreign investors.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; and Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, were present at the reception.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed wished them good health and happiness. He also congratulated Emiratis and residents on the occasion and prayed to Allah the Almighty to grant UAE permanent security, pride and prosperity.
Targeting all UAE residents, a 4-minute daily programme titled ‘Messenger of Mercy’ will narrate stories of righteousness and virtue. Listeners can tune in on the Pulse 95 YouTube channel.
The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi hosted a Ramadan gathering and an Iftar banquet at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for leaders of different religions and sects.