8 July 2014

Ramadhan timings across the Middle East


Government ministries, authorities and public institutions: 8 am to 2 pm


Government organisations: 10 am to 2 pm

Ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus: 9 am to 2 pm 


General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriate Affairs (Immigration Department), Nationality and Travel Documents Department: 8 am to 1 pm | 9 pm to 1 am

Traffic Department: 9 am to 2 pm | 9 pm to 1 am

Criminal Evidences and Information Department:

Headquarters: 8 am to 1 pm

Fingerprint Section at Industrial Area (for businesses): 8 am to 1 pm | 1 pm – 6 pm | 8 pm – 1 am

Fingerprint Section at external Service Centres: 8 am to 1 pm | 9 pm to 1 am


Federal government organisations and ministries: 9 am to 2 pm

The Ministry of Labour

Customer Service Counters: 9 am to 5 pm (two overlapping shifts, 9 am to 2 pm and 12:30 pm to 5 pm)

Dubai Chamber******

Sunday to Thursday: 8 am to 2 pm
Saturdays at the Main and Jebel Ali branches: 8 am to 1 pm

Department of Transport (DoT), Abu Dhabi paid Mawaqif (car parking) timings: 
9 am to 2 pm, and 9 pm to 2.30 am every day except Thursday.
9 am to 2 pm, and 9 pm to 12 am on Thursdays. 
The surface parking will be free on Fridays and public holidays. Ramadhan timings are not applicable for underground multi-storey parking. 

*Bahrain News Agency, June 24.
**Arab Times, June 23.
***Times of Oman, June 23.
****Marhaba Qatar June 26.
*****Emirates News Agency, June 27. The official government portal of the UAE states that non-Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking or smoking in public during the fasting hours. Failure to such compliance could attract a month's jail term or fine of AED2000. Non-Muslims are also expected to dress conservatively.
******Dubai Chamber.