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Ramadan Start in United Arab Emirates

Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion. The last third of Ramadan is a particularly holy period, as it commemorates when the Koran's (Qu'ran) first verses were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Mohammad or Muhammed).

Is Ramadan Start a Public Holiday?

Even though Ramadan Start falls on Friday, April 24, 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in United Arab Emirates.

An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.

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Ramadan Start Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonJun 6Ramadan StartObservance
2017ThuMay 25Ramadan StartObservance
2018WedMay 16Ramadan StartObservance
2019MonMay 6Ramadan StartObservance
2020FriApr 24Ramadan StartObservance
2021TueApr 13Ramadan StartObservance

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