Residents in the UAE are all looking forward to Ramadan. According to an astronomy expert, the days during the Holy Month will be longer, lasting up to 14 hours.

The new crescent moon for Ramadan is expected to appear at 21:23 on March 21, which falls on Tuesday—after sunset.

As a result, the first day of Ramadan for Hijri Year 1444 is expected to fall on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

According to Khaleej Times, fasting hours will be around 13 and a half hours from dawn to dusk at the start of the Holy Month, increasing to 14 hours and 13 minutes by the end, he told the paper.

During Ramadan, restaurants are open, but eating and drinking in public is not permitted.

Ramadan is typically 29 or 30 days long, with the start and end dates determined by a moon-sighting committee. During the holy month, working hours are reduced and school days are shorter.