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Ramadan Dates Ramadan occurs in the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar. It's start and end thus depend on the moon phases. Moreover the lunar calendar is 10-11 days shorter than the solar calendar, hence Ramadan never falls on the same dates over two consecutive years. Indeed it is anticipated by 10-11 days every year. This means that the dates can ...


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Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic year, it can be 29 or 30 days (as every other month in this lunar calendar). Usually this is determined by visual observation of the moon in the 29th of the month, if the moon was observed then the month is 29 days, if not then the month will continue to 30 days. FYI, this is why the crescent is considered the symbol ...


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During Ramadan, the shopping malls will be open (you can get some respite from the heat there), however: No food establishments are open until after sunset; this includes hotel bars, restaurants, etc. You are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public (this applies to everyone, with the exception of children). There are extended prayers during the ...


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The Same Rules Apply to Both Locals and Foreigners The rules seem to be very simple: no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in public during Ramadan in Dubai. This applies to both tourists and locals. Fines and (possibly) jail time are the common punishment for such offenses. Quoting from Dubai FAQs: Rules and expectations specific to Dubai and the ...



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