Ramadan 2019: Sharjah Municipality Issues Important Notice

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Ramadan is less than a month away and the Sharjah Municipality has now issued notices about working hours and food hygiene during the Holy month.

What’s It?

The Sharjah Municipality issued two notices about the upcoming Holy month of Ramadan. While one notice was about food, the other one was about the extension of working hours in the UAE during Ramadan.

In its first notice, the municipality called on workshops and other businesses to apply for the permit for the extension of working hours from the first day of Ramadan to the third day of Eid Al Fitr. The notice, however, does not hold good for restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

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Interested parties can apply for the permit online or report directly to the municipality department.

In the second notice, the Municipality’s Food Control section called on hypermarkets to store food supplies inside the premises under the required temperature. Storage of food supplies on the outside is strictly prohibited during Ramadan.

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What Else?

Meanwhile, Ramadan in the UAE is most likely to fall on Monday, May 6. The crescent will be formed on May 5 at 2.46 am, but will not be visible to the naked eye after sunset. Hence, the new moon of the Holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 6, 2019.

Al Jarwan also added that Muslims will observe fasting for 13 hours and 10 minutes during the first week of Ramadan, which is then expected to increase to 13 hours and 40 minutes by the end of the month. This is also said to be the shortest fasting period in the last four years.

It is also predicted that the month of Shawaal, which falls right after Ramadan is expected to be sighted on Monday, June 03, 2019 at 2:02 pm UAE time.

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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