Ramadan cannon firing in Ras Al Khaimah
One of the familiar sights and sounds associated with the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE, is the firing of the cannons during iftar time. The longstanding tradition of cannon firing for Ramadan was started to help residents know when it was time to break their fast and partake of the iftar meal
The cannon firing ceremony to announce Iftar time during the holy month of Ramadan will continue in the United Arab Emirates but without spectators this year.
The general public — both citizens as well residents — has been asked to stay away from the firing sites as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Nine sites had been selected for the Ramadan cannons event this year, including four in Abu Dhabi, one in Umm Al Qaiwain and one in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah Location
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Al Qasimi Corniche near UAE Flag