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.
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