Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, will start in just three months. It will be about 90 days before Muslims observe their usual fast from dawn to dusk.
Most months on the Islamic calendar are 29 or 30 days long. Since the moon’s appearance determines when these months begin and end, the exact start date of Ramadan changes every year.
The Hijri calendar on the website of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) says that Ramadan will begin in the UAE on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. It’s expected to end on April 9, which means a 29-day fasting period. In this case, the Emirates will enjoy Eid-ul-Fitr on April 10, which is the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
In Bangladesh, Ramadan generally starts one day later than in countries in the Middle East. This year, it’s expected to begin on March 13 and finish on April 10 in Bangladesh. On April 11, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated.