As the holy month of Ramadan inches closer to its end, this year, the fasting hours will exceed 14 hours in the UAE, said the Chairman of the Emirates Astronomy Society.
Starting Tuesday, April 11, those observing Ramadan in the Emirates will be fasting for periods over 14 hours. Eid Al-Fitr is predicted to begin on April 21, with an official announcement pending based on the moon sighting.
The reason for the increase in fasting duration is longer days and shorter nights towards the end of April.
According to the Emirates Astronomical Society, at the start of the holy month people were fasting for 13 hours and 46 minutes. On the last day just before Eid Al Fitr, they will have fasted for 14 hours and 13 minutes on one day.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the society’s board of directors’ chairman, said the exact duration of the fasting period would vary depending on the location of the person in each emirate, but the difference would never be more than a few minutes.
“The length of day and night changes throughout the year depending on the Sun’s tilt from the equator and the latitude of the place,” he said.
UAE residents could get a long weekend for Eid Al-Fitr 2023, travel queries have seen a substantial increase during this period, especially for hassle-free travel destinations.
Travellers have multiple access to multiple countries using a UAE residency visa.
Visa-on-arrival destinations for UAE residents
- Sri Lanka
Most destinations on the list are within a five-hour distance from the Emirates, making it easily accessible for short holidays