24 October 2016Last updated

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Muslims to fast over 15 hours in UAE

Ramadan is expected to start on June 6, with an average temperature of 42 degrees Celsius during the holy month

23 May 2016 | 02:44 pm
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In a statement issued by the news agency Wam recently, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, said: "The new moon of Ramadan is to appear on June 5 at around 6.59pm UAE time, but it will disappear at around 7.25pm or 17 minutes after sunset of the same day. 
"The fasting time will reach a maximum of 15 hours and 10 minutes," said Al Jarwan, who is also a researcher in astronomy.