Ramadan 2020: the holy month begins in the UAE

The holy month wlll begin on April 24

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Ramadan, the month of daytime fasting, overnight festivity and communal prayer and giving, begins with the new moon this week.

However, this year it comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, and while many of the Islamic and cultural traditions that Ramadan brings will be affected by sitaution around Covid-19, some things will remain the same.

Follow our updates as the UAE's moon-sighting committee announces the start of Ramadan on April 24.