Those fasting during the Holy Month will abstain from food and water for 15 hours a day, making this year’s Ramadan the longest fast for 33 years.
And with UAE temperatures in July set to soar as high as 50° celsius, people are looking to those who have fasted in previous summers for advice.
The advice included those fasting sticking to their usual daily routine as much as possible. A local Emirati woman said, “The most important thing is to not change your schedule. There is no need to stay up late." It was also advised to enjoy the Holy Month, with its iftar gatherings, socialising and dedicated time for worship.