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Ramadan in Dubai 2016

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Ramadan 2016 Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ramadan 2016 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.

Contact us to provide updates to working hours, operating hours, and information about any special Ramadan offers that should be edited or added here.

Ramadan dates 2016

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).

[Update] Eid Al Fitr 2016 dates

[Update] UAE Moon Sighting Committee 2016

Ramadan guidelines and etiquette for non-Muslims

Main page: Ramadan guidelines in the UAE. Summary:

[Check, update] 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.

[Check and update] Iftar cannons in UAE - 2011 information, should be similar for 2016

Locations of cannons being fired to signal Iftar (not confirmed for 2016 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 2016

To be updated. See UAE Ramadan hours 2013 for previous information which is probably similar in 2016.

Date of information in brackets, if not 2016 check with organisation for confirmation. Opening hours not supplied or confirmed for 2016 unless noted.

Restaurants and cafes daytime opening hours for Ramadan 2016

Main page: Cafes and restaurants open during Ramadan.

2016 updates and archived information


Ramadan 2016 forum dining topic. Reply with information about places open during the day which are not listed here, also any errors or updates. Use for Dubai and all UAE locations.

Shopping malls in Dubai daytime dining (food courts are not open until 1200 noon)

Daytime dine-in locations list by area

Daytime dine-in list by name (if more than one location).

Iftar and Suhoor meals and buffets in Dubai and UAE

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Last update Wednesday 28-Jun-2017
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