Dubai Downtown: Ramadan cannon firing

In 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 where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them – in Dubai – is at Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.

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.

May 2021

See also:

Ramadan cannon firing | Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon | Ramadan Kareem | Iftar time

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