First Day of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr Announced

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'Reflections on Ramadan' - Typographic Mosque by Afra Al Suwaidi

The first day of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1436 is likely to fall on Thursday, June 18, 2015, according to astronomical calculations of the Sharjah Planetarium (SP).

Eid Al Fitr is predicted to fall on Friday, July 17, 2015, (the first of Shawwal).

The daylight hours at the beginning of the month of Ramadan are expected to be 13 hours and 45 minutes, while the fasting period will be as long as 15 hours and 15 minutes, on average.

Towards the end of Ramadan, daylight hours will be 13 hours and 35 minutes, and the fasting period will be 15 hours and 5 minutes.

The maximum and minimum temperatures during the months of June and July will range between 41 C in the day and 26 C at night and average humidity will be between 82 and 34 per cent.

The first day of Ramadan is a very important announcement for people looking to book their summer holidays or short breaks for Eid Al Fitr. The Gulf’s largest carriers – Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways – already offer tailor-made travel packages to popular and unique destinations at very competitive price from Dubai.

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