Eid Al Fitr 2024 in Dubai: 7 locations announced for cannons

The cannons will fire twice to announce the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid Al Fitr

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Photo: AFP file
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Published: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 8:34 PM

The Dubai Police have announced the locations of Eid Al Fitr cannons this year. The cannons will fire twice to announce the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid Al Fitr.

Locations of the Eid cannons:


  • Nad Al Shiba Area — Eid Musallah
  • Grand Zaabeel Mosque — Za'abeel 1
  • Umm Suqeim — Eid Musallah
  • Al Barsha — Eid Musallah
  • Hatta — Eid Musallah
  • Nadd Al Hamar — Eid Musallah
  • Baraha — Eid Musallah

According to tradition, the cannon is fired twice to announce the start of Ramadan, and once every day to announce iftar. It also fired twice in a row to announce Eid Al Fitr, and twice again on the morning of the festival.

“The Eid cannon is considered a revival of local customs and traditions, and part of our adherence to the authentic social heritage that has been deeply rooted in the memory and conscience of Emirati society,” stated Major General Abdullah Al Ghaithi, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations Affairs in a press release. As the cannon is a tradition that the people of the Emirates and residents of the country have become accustomed to.


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