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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Reopening

An evening walk along Dubai Fountain Promenade in Burj Park, with a special show, displayed on Burj Khalifa, during Isha prayer – to celebrate reopening places of worship in UAE (they were closed on 16th March).



Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE

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Ramadan cannon firing

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, 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.



See also:

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


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