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Ramadan cannon firing

In Dubai, 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 next to Burj Khalifa.

On Saturday, May 23rd, it was the last Ramadan cannon firing this year, singaling 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.

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Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon

Ramadan Kareem

Iftar time


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Dubai World Records: the tallest hotel in the world – No. 5

The fifth place on world’s tallest hotels list belongs to The Address Downtown Dubai. The 63-storey (302,2 m) building was completed in 2008.

The five tallest hotels in the world (buildings that is used by hotels only) are  built in Dubai (1. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 2.  Rose Tower – Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, 3. Burj Al Arab, 4. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, 5. The Address Downtown Dubai).

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Dubai World Records: the tallest hotel in the world

Dubai World Records: the tallest hotel in the world – No. 2

Burj Al Arab – The Best Hotel in the World

Dubai World Records: the tallest hotel in the world – No. 4