Ramadan is expected to start on 27th of May, 2017, and last until 24th of June, 2017, based on moon sighting reports.
Ramdan consists of fasting from dawn to sunset. Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this month and make special prayers at night.
The month of Ramadan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sinful behaviour during daylight hours in Ramadan, between an early-morning meal (suhur) and a night-time meal (iftar).
In the UAE, work days are usually shortened by two hours during Ramadan.
The United Arab Emirates Government Portal provides information about how Ramadan is observed in the country and what local residents and tourists need to know about Ramadan.
Most restaurants adhere to the hours of fasting. They close business during the day and open after the evening prayers. Some might offer food within enclosures.
Supermarkets and groceries will be open as usual.
Non-Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking and smoking in public during the fasting hours. This includes chewing gum.
Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again.
Eid Al Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.