How can you spend Ramadan in UAE?
Ramadan in UAE, the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world lasts for 29 or 30 days. Millions of UAE nationals also prepared to celebrate the holy month, to pray for the speedy recovery of the injured with Covid-19 and for the souls of those who lost their lives due to a deadly disease.
Nearly 1.8 billion Muslims are monitored worldwide, and this is the first time that faithful across generations will celebrate the Holy Month in the midst of a pandemic.
According to a tweet from the Astronomy Center, the moon was photographed on Thursday at 12.02 pm from Jebel Jais in Ras Al-Khaimah. The Emirates Moon Vision Committee met later in the evening after Maghrib prayer and officially announced the beginning of Ramadan in the Emirates.
Ramadan in UAE brings greetings to the leaders
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent letters of congratulations to the kings, princes and heads of Arab and Islamic countries on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan.
Sheikh Khalifa wished the leaders and their people continued health and well-being.
And achieving more progress and prosperity for Arab and Islamic countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent a similar mission. Messages to Arab and Muslim leaders with this occasion.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also posted a message of hope on Twitter.
“On behalf of the people and residents of the United Arab Emirates, I wish all over the world the blessed month of Ramadan. I hope it brings us good health, prosperity and peace. Together, we will lead our world for the better. ”
On behalf of people and residents in the UAE, I wish All around the world a blessed Ramadan. May it bring us good health, prosperity and peace. Together, we will lead our world towards the better.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 23, 2020
Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, exchanged similar messages of hope, saying:
“We congratulate the leadership of and the people of the Emirates and the Arab and Islamic people with the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan. We ask God blessings in this month and enjoy health and happiness, and thank you to all the teams that work around the clock for comfort and safety in our society. ”
RAMADAN MUBARAK pic.twitter.com/E3YfqgnL6X
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 23, 2020
The national sterilization program
Meanwhile, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Interior, and the National Emergency and Disaster Management Authority. They conducted a review of the timing of the national sterilization program during the month of Ramadan in the Emirates.
The decision took to facilitate citizens and residents during the holy month of Ramadan. The program will run from 10 pm to 6 AM instead of 8 PM to 6 AM previously announced.
Food outlets allowed to sell food while driving. Cooperatives, grocery stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies operate 24 hours a day.
The following stores and merchants allowed to operate from 6 am to 10 pm:
Dealers of meat, vegetables, fruits, toasters, mills, fish dealers, coffee, tea and nuts, as well as establishments that sell sweets and chocolates.
The Ministry stressed that all shops that have permission to operate must adhere to the precautionary measures. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, shoppers like to limit to 30 % of capacity and maintain socials.
The authorities also urged people not to leave their homes except in emergency situations, and to stay in the house for the benefit of the citizens, residents and visitors. They are a reminder of the importance of avoiding family visits and gatherings at these times.
Muslims required to perform prayers in their homes and wear gloves and protective masks if they leave the house for emergency situations or to purchase essentials.
The government clarifies some protective conditions
- The gathering of Iftar and Suhoor during the blessed month of Ramadan limited to family and close friends.
- No more than 10 people allowed to gather
- Physical contact such as shaking hands and hugging is strictly prohibited
- No food donated or served directly to anyone outside the family
- Donation made by accredited charitable organizations, not recommended to share food inside
- Congregational prayer among the immediate family members on condition that they live in the same house.