WATCH: Ramadan, everything you need to know

If this is your first Ramadan, you might have some questions about how it works. We're here to answer them

Ramadan is the ninth and most holy month in the Islamic calendar. A lot of people solely know it as a month of fasting but in reality there's a whole lot more to it than that - and plenty of misconceptions around it too.

The National has assembled a team of experts and we've prepared a little video to clear it up for you.


Read more of our Ramadan 2018 coverage:

UAE announces first day of Ramadan 2018 

Ramadan 2018: Dubai restaurants open during the day

Ramadan 2018: 20 television programmes to watch