Iftar – the meal taken to break the fast after sunset during the Holy Month of Ramadan takes place after Maghrib prayers. In April, in the UAE, this is broadly between about 6:30 pm and 6:50 pm.
You can use this handy calculator to determine when Maghrib will commence today in Abu Dhabi.
NB, we have set this calculator for Abu Dhabi timing. If you are in Dubai, you must subtract 4 minutes as it is further east.
The Iftar start time in Abu Dhabi moves later throughout Ramadan as the longer days of summer approach.
Iftar time in Abu Dhabi is officially marked by the firing of the cannon – Madfa al iftar – at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, followed by a shared meal.
There are also cannons fired at Umm Al Emarat Park, Mother of the Nation Park (Sheikha Fatima Park, near the Cornice), and Qasr Al Hosn.
Ramadan in 2023 will occur from 23 March until approx 21 April – subject to moon sightings.
Learn more about Ramadan in Abu Dhabi
- Best place to break your fast? Here’s our choice of the Top 10 Iftar buffets in Abu Dhabi to try in 2023
- You’ll find our complete guide to Ramadan as a visitor to the UAE with all the social etiquette here
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