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Ramadan in UAE begins March 11 as Moon sighted

Update : 10 Mar 2024, 22:12

The holy month of Ramadan will begin in the UAE on Monday, March 11. The country’s Moon-sighting committee said the crescent Moon — which signals the start of a month in the Islamic Hijri calendar — was spotted on Sunday (March 10) evening.

Islamic months last 29 or 30 days depending on when the Moon is sighted. Since the Moon was sighted this evening, the month that precedes Ramadan in the Hijri calendar — Sha'ban — ended at 29 days. Ramadan 1, therefore, is on March 11.

Heavy rains over the weekend have brought temperatures down in the UAE. It will be a pleasant fasting experience this year, with the weather in the UAE during March-April being warm to hot. It will get warmer towards the end of Ramadan.

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