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Ramadan 2024: Where can one locate Ramadan cannons in Dubai this year

A spectacle not to be missed during the Holy Month...

Ramadan cannons in Dubai

As Ramadan begins today, the anticipation rises for the traditional firing of the Iftar cannon (Midfaa Iftar), marking the end of the fast. This custom traces back to the 1960s when mosques didn’t have speaker systems to announce the fast-breaking time. This time-honored tradition holds cultural significance and adds to the excitement of Ramadan celebrations in the UAE and beyond.

In Dubai, the police operate special cannons using blank cartridges at popular tourist spots, attracting curious visitors who gather to witness the spectacle. Each day a single shot is fired from each cannon to mark the end of the daily fast.

Ramadan cannons in Dubai

Below are the confirmed locations of Ramadan cannons in Dubai for this year..

Expo City Dubai

During Ramadan, seize the chance to revisit Expo City, where Ramadan cannons will be fired daily at sunset. The Dubai Police have announced that this will serve as the primary cannon of the year.

Ramadan cannons in Dubai

Located at Al Wasl Avenue in Expo City Dubai, the Ramadan cannon awaits.

Burj Khalifa

In 2024, the Ramadan cannons make a comeback at Burj Khalifa. It’s likely to be one of the most sought-after spots to observe the Ramadan cannon, so arriving early is recommended for a prime view.

Ramadan 2024: Where can one locate Ramadan cannons in Dubai this year

The event unfolds right by the magnificent tower, adjacent to Burj Park.

Dubai Festival City

Head to Dubai Festival City for more than just shopping and dining. Amidst the lively atmosphere, a new addition awaits—Ramadan cannons firing in front of the mall. Feel the excitement as tradition blends with modernity in this bustling location.

Damac Hills

If you reside in Production City, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai Sports City, Motor City, Arabian Ranches, or Town Square, the nearest cannon location to you will be Damac Hills. Currently, the exact location has not been announced.

Mirdiff Downtown

For those residing in Mirdiff, you have the option to either visit Dubai Festival City to witness the cannons or stay within your community, as Ramadan cannons will also be placed in Mirdiff Downtown. While the exact location is not currently provided, upon arrival at the venue, keep an eye out for signage or inquire for directions.

Hatta Guest House

Looking for a distinctive snapshot of the Ramadan cannons? Make your way to Hatta Guest House, where you’ll capture picturesque views as the backdrop for your Ramadan cannon photos.

Vida Creek Harbour

In 2024, a new addition awaits as Ramadan cannons are set to be fired to signal the start of iftar at Vida Creek Harbour. Although the exact location hasn’t been specified, it’s anticipated to be situated near the viewing deck, offering panoramic vistas of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown skyline.

Mobile Ramadan cannon

Dubai Police have additionally verified that a mobile Ramadan cannon will be present at each of the listed locations for a two-day period during the Holy Month:

  • Al Satwa Big Mosque
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Al Ghaf Walk
  • Umm Suqeim Majlis
  • Zabeel Park
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Dubai Creek Harbour
  • Hatta
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Al Khawaneej Majlis
  • Festival City
  • DIFC

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