Ramadan Has Been Announced!
Ramadan will start tomorrow, Thursday 18 June, says the UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee.
Sunset will descend on the UAE from about 7.10pm onwards each night this month, after which the pre-iftar Maghreb prayers will take place – and if you send an SMS with the lowercase letter 'p' to 4488, the Government’s Department of Islamic Affairs will send you the exact times by text!
Holy Month working patterns have been reduced by two hours per day for private-sector staff, the Ministry of Labour announced earlier this week.
Public-sector employees will be expected to turn up from 9am to 2pm each day, according to a circular issued by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
Ramadan Kareem, everyone!