Dubai Police cannons take position to mark Eid Al Adha 2022

One cannon will be placed at Zabeel Grand Mosque and the other at Al Mankhool Prayer Ground

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , April 24– 2020 :- Dubai Police officer ready to fire the cannon on the first day of Ramadan to break the fast at the Al Mankhool area in Dubai.  (Pawan Singh / The National) For News/Standalone/Online/Instagram.
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Dubai Police cannons are ready to announce the start of Eid Al Adha.

The force announced two venues in the emirate where the Eid Al Adha cannons will be placed.

The firing of the cannon will mark beginning of the Muslim holiday.

Maj Gen Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency, said one cannon will be at Zabeel Grand Mosque in the Zabeel area, and the other at Al Mankhool Prayer Ground.

Dubai Police are keen to keep the tradition alive in the country. The cannons announce officially the end of Ramadan and celebrate the beginning of Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha,” Maj Gen Al Gaithi said.

Dubai police have been firing the cannons on special occasions such Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha and during Ramadan since the early 1960s.

During Ramadan this year, the force’s cannons were distributed at 11 locations in the emirate to mark iftar time, including at Atlantis the Palm, Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, Al Waheda at Century Mall Dubai, and in Hatta in front of Emirates Co-operative Society and Hatta Hill Park.

Updated: July 08, 2022, 7:04 AM