Ramdan is likely to start on May 17 this year, according to the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
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Ibrahim Al Jarwan, deputy director general of the Sharjah Center for Space and Astronomy, said the length of day during Ramadan in the UAE is likely to be 13 hours and 25 minutes at the start of the Holy Month, which will increase to 13 hours and 42 minutes towards the end of the 29 to 30-day period.
The official starting date for Ramadan will be confirmed by the moon-sighting committee.
The end of Ramadan is when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again and is followed by Eid Al Fitr, the Islamic holiday that marks the end of the Holy Month.
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