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Dubai prayer timings for the Holy Month of Ramadan

Prayer times from May 27
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UAE, Dubai, Ramadan
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UAE, Dubai, Ramadan
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The official prayer timings for the Holy Month of Ramadan have just been released by the UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

They are as follows:

On Saturday, May 27, over 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe are set to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The sacred month falls on the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar as this is when the Holy Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

During this month, Muslims across the globe fast from sunset to sundown, refrain from expressing negative thoughts or words about others, and give back to the less fortunate.

Under Article 65 of the UAE Labour Law, working hours are reduced by two hours for Muslims and non-Muslim employees during Ramadan regardless of whether it is indoor or outdoor work. Salaries remain unchanged during the holy month.

It is important to note that companies working in Dubai’s Free Zones are considered independent and therefore are free to follow their own set of rules and policies regarding Ramadan timings.

The end of Ramadan is determined by the moon sighting and is marked by the religious holiday Eid Al Fitr. This year, Eid Al Fitr is expected to fall on Saturday, June 24. 

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