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Ramadan in Dubai 2010

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Ramadan 2010 Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE

Ramadhan in 2010 information for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, UAE. List of activities, Iftar and Suhoor deals, other Ramadan deals, and places open during the day that serve food and drink. For a list of dos and donts in the UAE, general and background information, see the Ramadan page.

Eid Al Fitr 2010 dates

Main page: Eid Al Fitr in UAE. Start date announced as Friday 10 September 2010 (WAM news report 08 September 2010).

Ramadan dates 2010

Ramadan in the UAE start date is 11 August 2010 according to a WAM news report 10 August 2010. Dr Hadef Juan Al Dhaheri, the UAE Minister of Justice and Head of the Ramadan Crescent Moon Sighting Committee in the UAE said "The committee tasked with sighting the crescent moon, or Hilal, has convened after Maghrib (sunset prayer) Tuesday 29 Sha'aban, 1431 Hijri, corresponding to August 10th, 2010, at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, observed all verification methods of made consultations with neighboring countries and has accordingly announced that Wednesday 11 August 2010 is the first days of the holy month of Ramadan for this year 2010, ... The sighting of Hilal and the birth of the new moon has been confirmed by competent witnesses in the Gharbia (Western Regions),"

Year Start Date¹ End Date¹ Magrib/Iftar Times²
      01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan
1431 AH Ramadan 2010 11 August 2010 09 September 2010 18:59 18:30
  1. Estimated dates in italics until confirmed by moon sighting committee in the UAE.
  2. Iftar/Magreb times are for Dubai. Add 4 minutes for Abu Dhabi, subtract 4 minutes for RAK, 6 mins for Fujairah. Subtract 1 minute each day of Ramadan (approximately). UAE newspapers usually publish all prayer times (Fajr, Dhuhur, Asr, Magrib/Maghrib, Isha)

UAE schools summer holiday dates are from 11 July 2010 to 14 September 2010 (after Eid Al Fitr) according to UAE Ministry of Education circular 25 February 2010.

Ramadan guidelines for non-Muslims

See Ramadan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for more detail but a very brief summary is: do not eat (or chew gum), drink, or smoke in public during the day anywhere in the UAE including in your car and at the beach. You should be more conservative with your dress sense in public - shoulders and legs should be covered.

Workers and labourers in UAE during Ramadan

Construction workers and labourers, and others working outside during the day in the summer months are permitted to break their fast if conditions make it too difficult for them to continue fasting, according to a Fatwa on the website dated 05 August 2010.

Ramadan timings and opening hours Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, UAE 2010

Federal ministries and departments in the UAE working hours are 0900-1400 (9 am to 2 pm) according to a circular issued on 08 August 2010 by Humaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Human Resources Authority (FHRA) (WAM 08 August 2010).

See also the UAE Ramadan 2009 page for list of government department opening hours, and/or the Ramadan in Dubai 2009 forum topic. Following times are based on 2009 information and not confirmed, unless otherwise indicated.

Restaurants and cafes daytime opening hours in Dubai and UAE during Ramadan 2010

See separate page for latest information - Eat and drink daytime Ramadan in Dubai.

It won't always be obvious if somewhere is open for dine-in or takeaways - windows will be covered up and lights might be off or dimmed. A Dubai Municipality licence is required for an outlet to operate takeaways or dine-in during the day (costs about AED 5,000 or AED 10,000 in 2010?).

See also the Ramadan in the UAE and coffee shops open Ramadan during day Dubai topics in the forum.

Ramadan 2010 Abu Dhabi

Ramadan 2010 in Al Ain

Ramadan 2010 Dubai Iftar and Suhoor meals and buffets, hotel deals

See next section for a list of Ramadan Tents in Dubai.

See the Dubai hotel list and Abu Dhabi hotel list for contact details etc.

List of Ramadan Tents in Dubai 2010

Ramadan Tents are a feature of the month of Ramadan in the UAE. Large tents, with air-conditioning, have activities that include some or all of the following: Shisha smoking, Iftar and Suhoor buffets or a la carte menus, board games and playing cards, television screens, live music bands (usually Arabic), and even video games for the anti-social (which sort of misses the point of going to a Ramadan Tent but hey, whatever floats your boat, or wows your dhow ... or whatever the UAE equivalent is).

Ramadan Dubai 2010 competitions, events, exhibitions, special offers

Ramadan Forum Dubai 2010

Ramadan in Fujairah activities, tents, meals

Ramadan in Ras Al Khaimah RAK events and Iftar meals

Ramadan Sharjah 2010 events

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