In Dubai, UAE, every evening during the fasting month of Ramadan, at sunset, the ritual of cannon firing announces the time to break the fast (midfa al iftar). There are few places in Dubai, where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them at Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.
On Saturday, May 23rd, it was the last Ramadan cannon firing this year, signaling the end of Ramadan and begining of Eid Al Fitr festival.
It is believed that cannon firing tradition comes from Egypt, where from 10th century in this way people could know when to break their fast. In Dubai, it is observed from 1960s.
Burj Park during Ramadan cannon firining
Sunset on the last day of Ramadan 2020
Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon | Ramadan Kareem | Iftar time
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