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Ramadan in Dubai 2015

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Ramadan 2015 Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ramadan 2015 dates and information for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, UAE. List of activities, special offers for Iftar and Suhoor meals, places open for daytime dine-in and drinking in the UAE. See the Ramadan etiquette page for information on respectful behaviour, history, and more.

Ramadan dates 2015

16 Jun 2015 (WAM): The UAE moonsighting committee announced Thursday 18 June 2015 will be the first day of Ramadan, and Wednesday will be the 30th day of Sha’aban.

Year Start Date¹ End Date¹ Imsak Times² (Dubai) Fajr Times² (Dubai) Magrib/Iftar Times²
      01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan 01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan 01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan
2015 18 June 2015 17 July 2015         19:14  
2014 29 June 2014 27 July 2014            
  1. Estimated dates in italics until confirmed by moon sighting committee in the UAE.
  2. Fajr/Imsak and Iftar/Magreb times are for Dubai. Add 4 or 5 minutes for Abu Dhabi, subtract 4 minutes for RAK, subtract 4 or 6 mins for Fujairah. Some variation in times seen in different sources (Gulf News, Khaleej Times, The National,, etc). UAE newspapers usually publish all prayer times (Fajr, Dhuhur, Asr, Magrib/Maghrib, Isha).
Eid Al Fitr 2015 dates
UAE Moon Sighting Committee 2015
Ramadan guidelines and etiquette for non-Muslims

See UAE Ramadan guidelines for a more detailed list of dos and donts, but short summary is: do not eat (or chew gum), drink, or smoke during the day during Ramadan anywhere in public in the UAE. This includes inside your car, at the beach, at shopping malls etc. You should be more conservative with your dress sense when in public by making sure your shoulders and legs are covered. Headscarves for women are not necessary.

Workers and labourers in UAE during Ramadan

In 2010, construction workers, labourers, and others working outside during the day in the summer months were permitted to break their fast during the day if conditions made it too difficult for them to continue fasting, according to a Fatwa on the website dated 05 August 2010. Unknown if this still applies in later years. See UAE workers and Ramadan for more details.

Iftar cannons in UAE - 2011 information, should be similar for 2015

Locations of cannons being fired to signal Iftar (not confirmed for 2015 yet). Cannons are operated by the local police. Free meals to spectators still being offered in Sharjah locations handed out by Sharjah Police (Gulf News 26 July 2011)?

Ramadan timings and opening hours Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, UAE 2015

To be updated. See UAE Ramadan hours 2013 for previous information which is probably similar in 2015.

Date of information in brackets, if not 2015 check with organisation for confirmation. Opening hours not supplied or confirmed for 2015 unless noted.

Ramadan Garden, Al Serkal Avenue

Something different for 2015, the Ghaf Kitchen vintage Citroen food truck will move to Alserkal Avenue as a Ramadan Garden Popup Iftar and Suhoor. Indoors to escape the summer heat but with an outdoor theme. Location: A4 Space (A4 Gallery); timings: daily 1900-2200 during Ramadan.

Restaurants and cafes daytime opening hours for Ramadan 2015

Archive information

Updates for 2015 to be added to list below

Timings should be for dine-in but sometimes are takeaway only.

2015 updates for Dubai

Ramadan 2015 forum daytime dining topic.

Daytime dine-in locations by name (short list, see next list by area for more places)

By area

Check or update

Abu Dhabi restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars open daytime during Ramadan, 2015 list

By outlet or hotel name (2015)

By area or location (2015)


Iftar and Suhoor meals and buffets, hotel deals, events during Ramadan 2015 in the UAE

Abu Dhabi
Al Ain

To be updated as and when information is supplied.

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)
Last update Wednesday 09-Oct-2019
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