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Where to watch Ramadan fire cannons in Dubai this year

Residents of Dubai will again get to experience the Iftar cannon this year during the holy month of Ramadan. The popular Iftar canons are used to fire shots every day during Ramadan to mark the end of fasting. Dubai Police recently announced the locations of all the seven fixed cannons which will be installed in various parts of the emirate during the holy month of Ramadan. They also announced that one mobile cannon will travel to 15 areas during Ramadan.

Every day during the holy month, a single shot is fired to announce the end of fasting and the start of Iftar, and two shots are fired to mark the start of the holy month and the commencement of Eid. Major General Al-Ghaithi indicated that they formed a staff in each of the sites that were chosen. This year, Dubai Police has stationed cannons across the emirates in seven locations, including, Dubai Expo City, Burj Khalifa, Uptown, Madinat Jumeirah, Festival City, Damac, and Hatta Inn. He added, “The main cannon, which will be for the first time in Expo Dubai, comes within the framework of the strong and continuous partnership between the two parties since the start of the Expo 2020 Dubai activities to this day.”

The mobile cannon will be transported to 15 areas in Dubai and will start from the Satwa Grand Mosque, then to Dubai International Financial Centre, the Grand Mosque in Zabeel, followed by Al-Nahda School for Girls in Lusaili. It will then be moved to Al-Habab Mosque, followed by Al-Awir Grand Mosque, then to Al-Habai Mosque in Al-Khawaneej, Bin Dafoos Mosque in Al-Twar, Al-Quoz 4 ‘Al-Khail Heights’ area, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, Ain Dubai, Al-Salam Mosque in Al-Barsha, and Kite Beach in Jumeirah, Nad Al Sheba Mosque, and finally the Eid prayer hall in Mankhool.  This year witnesses the revival of ‘two old French cannons’, pursuant to the directives of Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, to use them as part of the Iftar activities during the month of Ramadan, because of the historical and heritage value they represent.

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