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If you have recently moved to Dubai this maybe your first Ramadan in the Emirate and you may have lots of questions about this special time of year. A great place to get many of your questions answered is the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in the Bastakiya area of Dubai.

From 1st July until 26th July (approx) SMCCU will be hosting Iftar. Held in the courtyard of their beautiful wind-tower house in the heart of the historical Bastakiya, Old Bur Dubai, your evening will commence after the Read more

It has been reported in the press that astronomers predict Ramadan to start on July 20th and Eid Al Fitr will begin on August 18th. The new moon must be seen for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr to begin.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. They refrain from eating, drinking, chewing gum, smoking and other forms of temptation.

Eid Al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. Read more

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