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.

See also:

Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon

Ramadan Kareem

Iftar time


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Together

“Together”, over 4 m high scupture by Syrian artist Lutfi Romhein, located at Downtown Dubai (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd and Al Mustaqbal St underpass). A faceless pair,  in white Italian marble in black Swedish granite, is a symbol of “completeness of life”.



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∇ Location: view on Google Maps

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See also – Dubai Art:

Chorus | Dandelions | Dubai Festive | Khalvat – Privacy | Love Me | OPERA | Reflections of Dubai | ReopeningWild Kong


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LOVE ME

LOVE ME – 5 m high , 5 m wide, over 7,000 kg smooth polished mirrored steel sculpture of a heart by Richard Hudson – “all-encompassing in its symbolism of love and peace – and an icon image that crosses all boundaries”. Located between Burj Lake and Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai.



Ξ LOVE ME – Art EMAAR

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Dubai


See also – Dubai Art:

Chorus | Dandelions | Dubai Festive | Khalvat – Privacy | OPERA | Reflections of Dubai | Reopening | TogetherWild Kong


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Dandelions

14 stainless steel dandelions by Polish artist Mirek Struzik, placed along Dubai Fountain Promenade in Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.



Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Ξ Dandelions – Art Emaar webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


See also – Dubai Art:

Dubai Festive | Khalvat – Privacy | Love Me | OPERA | Reflections of Dubai | Reopening| Together


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