UAE Officials Confirm Ramadan Will Begin On June 29

The fasting hours this year are expected to last for around 15 hours, according to the Sharjah Planetarium.



The first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will be on June 29, it was officially announced by the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information and reported by official news agency WAM.

The start of the Islamic holy month was confirmed after the Planetarium revealed the Ramadan crescent moon will form on June 27.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

The fasting hours this year are expected to last for 15 hours and 15 minutes at the start of Ramadan and reach 14 hours and 55 minutes by the end of the month, the report said.

The Sharjah Planetarium also said that it expects July 28 to be the first day of Eid Al Fitr as well as the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month in the lunar Islamic calendar.