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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?

Ramadan Start is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.

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About Ramadan Start

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Ramadan Start Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2022.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonJun 6Ramadan StartObservance
2017ThuMay 25Ramadan StartObservance
2018WedMay 16Ramadan StartObservance
2019MonMay 6Ramadan StartObservance
2020FriApr 24Ramadan StartObservance
2021TueApr 13Ramadan StartObservance
2022SunApr 3Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Observance

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