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Location of Abu Dhabi Ramadan cannon revealed


Launched nightly to signal Maghrib prayer times…

The first day of Ramadan this year is expected to be March 23. According to Ibrahim Al JarwanChairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society.

Every year during Ramadan in Dubai, cannons are fired at sunset to announce the start of Maghreb prayers and breaking the fast – IftarOversight responsibility falls to the Ministry of Defense’s Support Forces Command, which confirmed the cannons will be operational again in 2023.

Obviously, this isn’t a real cannon – these giant sky pistols use empty cartridges, so it’s safe to check if you want to go, though you might want to plug your ears. It’s a unique and memorable ceremony, filled with nostalgia and festive enthusiasm – drawing residents and visitors alike to witness the deafening roar of gunfire.

But where in Abu Dhabi can you experience this fascinating tradition, also known as midfa al iftar?

Here are all the confirmed Ramadan cannons in Abu Dhabi this year.

According to published in harrij times Cannons will be placed at “Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi City, Umm Al-Emarat Park in Qasr Al-Hosn and Mushrif areas, Formula car park in Shahama City and Al-Ain City Al-Jahili Fort, while the city of Al-Dhafra will be in Adnoc Gardens.”

For a list of locations in Dubai you can view our A complete guide on the topic.

For where to experience the best iftar in the capital, we’ve rounded up the best fast food feasts in Abu Dhabi.

Image: UAE Ministry of Defense

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