Ramadan 2015 to start June 18

The UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee have confirmed the Holy Month will begin on Thursday.

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The UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee have confirmed the Holy Month will begin on Thursday.

New agency WAM reported the Hijri year 1436 comes into effect on June 18, as expected.

The statement added: “Justice Minister Sultan bin saeed Al Badi said in a statement following the committee’s meeting at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, investigation, application of relevant Sharia laws, and contacts with neighbouring countries, that Wednesday June 17, 2015 will be the last day of the Hijri month of Sha’ban of 1436 H, and therefore Thursday June 18, 2015 will be the first day of Ramadan.

“Al Badi congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and prayed to Allah Almighty to keep His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed in good health for the sake of his country, Arab Nation and Muslim Nation.”

Ramadan is a time to slow down, reflect and help those in need. For around four weeks a number of changes come into effect throughout the UAE.

To help, Time Out Dubai have compiled a series of articles to help you make the most of this special time of year.

- Ramadan Do’s and Don’ts
- Ramadan transport times 
- How you can do some good this Ramadan
- What to expect from iftar
- Some of the best iftars around town 
- 150 more iftarsRamadan activities in Dubai        
- A handy guide to Arabic
- For more, visit out dedicatedRamadan homepage

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