Ramadan Cannon in Dubai – Where to See it in 2024


Join in with the spirit of Ramadan in Dubai this year by experiencing Midfa al iftar – the firing of the cannon to indicate the sun has set, and it is time for Muslims to break their fast

What is the Ramadan Cannon?

Before modern communication methods, the firing of a cannon served as a public announcement for residents to break their fast. Dubai Police’s General Department of Protective Security and Emergency operates the cannons, which fire blank cartridges.

The firing of the cannon is a cherished event, and it takes place at various key locations across Dubai, attracting both locals and tourists to witness this significant moment each night during the holy month.

The Places You Can See Ramadan Cannons in Dubai 2024

Stationary Cannon Locations in Dubai

There are now seven locations (slightly changed from previous years, so please take note!) where you can find the cannons in Ramadam 1445 (2024)

  • Burj Park – beneath Burj Khalifa
  • Damac Hills
  • Expo City Dubai
  • Vida Creek Harbour
  • Mirdif Downtown
  • Festival City
  • Hatta Guest House

Travelling Ramadan Canon

A new addition for 2024 is the travelling cannon which will bring the experience to different parts of the city. You can find the Ramadan 2024 (1445 on the Hijri Calendar) travelling cannon at:

  • 11-12 March – Al Satwa Big Mosque
  • 13-14 March – Burj Khalifa
  • 15-17 March – Al Ghaf Walk – Nad al Sheba
  • 18-19 March – Umm Suqeim Majilis
  • 10-21 March – Zabeel Park
  • 22-24 March – Al Ghaf Walk – Nad al Sheba
  • 25-26 March – Dubai Creek Harbour
  • 27-28 March – Hatta Guest House
  • 29-31 March – Al Ghaf Walk – Nad Al Sheba
  • 1-2 April – Al Khawaneej Majilis
  • 3-4 April – Festival City Waterfront Park
  • 5-7 April – Al Ghaf Walk – Nad al Sheba
  • 8-9 April – Dubai International Financial Centre

Source @branddubai and dubaipolice.gov.ae

Important Note! Don’t be surprised by just how loud the cannon sounds if you manage to get an up-close view – up to 170 decibels! It’s highly recommended, especially with young children, that you take ear muffs or noise-cancelling headphones to protect their ears.

More on Visiting Dubai During Ramadan

  • This is our comprehensive guide on Dubai during Ramadan, including the rules that tourists should follow and the hows and whys of showing respect to those who are fasting during Ramadan
  • Our pick of Dubai iftars you should try, from community-focused learning to elaborate spreads in Dubai
  • What is suhoor and where to get a traditional suhoor in Dubai
  • Things to enjoy after dark during Ramadan in Dubai, we share the best Dubai Ramadan Markets where culture and tradition meets contemporary interpretations of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates
  • Experience more Emirati cuisine at these traditional restaurants in Dubai
  • Eid-al-Fitr marks the celebrations after Ramadan is complete- don’t miss these Dubai Eid celebrations across the city

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