Where to witness daily canon firings in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan

You can see the traditional ceremony at these popular locations in the capital

Where to witness daily canon firings in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan

Looking to learn more about the traditions and culture of the UAE?

Well one of the most historic traditions at this time of year is the firing of the canon, and now you can see it for yourself right here in Abu Dhabi.

The long-standing practice takes place every day before Maghrib prayer, that announces the end of fasting and the beginning of iftar.

Visitors and tourists can now see the ceremony at a number of locations across the capital.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is also putting on a ’jusoor’ programme that starts with a guided tour about Ramadan and fasting, before moving onto the canon ceremony, iftar volunteering project and iftar experience.

The programme will take place from 4.30pm onwards on Monday May 13, Wednesday May 22 and Monday May 27.

To register, all you need to do is email programs@szgmc.ae.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will also be open to visitors every day except for on Fridays, when it will be closed to the public until June 4.

But this amazing landmark isn't the only place where you can witness the canon ceremony.

Abu Dhabi’s oldest standing building, Qasr al Hosn, performs the tradition to mark the beginning of iftar every day.

A special Ramadan celebration has also been announced at the popular tourist destination on May 18 and 19.

To find out more about Ramadan in Abu Dhabi this year, visit our dedicated page.

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