As one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is an important time for all those living in the UAE.

Regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the Holy Month of Ramadan is a period for reflection and prayer, by way of fasting from sunrise to sunset.

Dependent on the siting of the moon, Ramadan can last from 29 to 30 days and given that the Islamic calendar does not correspond directly with the Gregorian calendar, the exact dates of Ramadan vary year on year.

When is Ramadan in 2023?

So, when exactly is Ramadan set to fall in 2023?

It’s expected that the first day of Ramadan will be on March 23, 2023, and the last day is estimated to be April 21, 2023.

After Ramadan ends, Eid Al Fitr – a major celebration in the Islamic calendar – is set to take place

In November 2022, it was announced by the UAE cabinet that Eid Al Fitr will be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. Per the Gregorian calendar, this will likely be from April 20 to April 23, 2023, with dates subject to the moon sighting and confirmation by the UAE government.

However, it’s always good to know estimates in the name of planning ahead!

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