The Holy Month of Ramadan is fast approaching.

Set to fall in just over a month’s time, Muslims around the world will be preparing for a month-long period of dusk-to-dawn fasting.

As the countdown to the Holy Month begins, the expected dates have been announced by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society.

Given that March 4 of the Gregorian calendar is set to mark Sha’ban 1 in the Islamic calendar, Al Jarwan has predicted that astronomically the first day of Ramadan will begin on April 2, 2022.

With Ramadan expected to last 30 days this year, it’s likely Eid Al Fitr will then begin on May 2, 2022, meaning UAE residents could be enjoying around a five-day break.

However, despite predictions, Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr dates are yet to be confirmed by UAE authorities.

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