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Likely dates of Ramadan 2023, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha holidays

The Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE is expected to start from March 23, 2023.

by Tanvir Awan
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Ramadan in UAE: Iftar timings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE is expected to start from March 23, 2023. As per the astronomical calculations, the Muslim Holy Month will last 29 days this year, with the first day of Eid Al Fitr expected on April 21 (Friday).

The likely dates for Ramadan and Eid were revealed by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society.

When is Eid Al Fitr?

If the astronomical calculations are correct, the Eid holidays will be from April 20 (Thursday) to April 23 (Sunday).

According to Hijri Islamic calendar months, the UAE’s official Eid Al Fitr holiday is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.

Eid holidays 2023

Ibrahim Al Jarwan also revealed the expected dates of Eid Al Adha in 2023. According to him, the first day of the Islamic month Dhul Hijjah will be on June 19 (Monday). If it proves correct, Eid Al Adha will likely be on June 28 (Wednesday).

Arafah Day, which falls one day before Eid Al Adha, is likely to be on June 27 (Tuesday). Therefore, the Eid Al Adha holidays will be from June 27 (Tuesday) to June 30 (Friday).

Health Benefits of Ramadan

Benefits of fasting in Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE is few months away,  we have compiled a number of potential health benefits associated with the practice of fasting during Ramadan.

Weight loss: Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan can lead to weight loss as people tend to eat less during the day.

Improved insulin sensitivity: Fasting has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, which can help to lower the risk of developing diabetes.

Lower blood pressure: Fasting has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people.

Improved cardiovascular health: Some health studies have suggested that fasting may improve certain markers of cardiovascular health, such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Increased lifespan: Fasting may help to increase lifespan by activating certain genetic pathways that protect against ageing and disease.

Chance to quit smoking: Ramadan is the best time for those who want to quit the habit of smoking. Faithful who abstain from smoking during the day, can show determination to quit the habit of smoking at night time as well.

It’s important to note that fasting is not appropriate for everyone, and that people who have certain medical conditions or are taking certain medications may not be able to fast safely. If you are considering fasting during Ramadan, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if it is safe for you.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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