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Eid Al Adha: Watch Cannon Firings By Dubai Police

Dubai Police set up cannons for firing in two locations across Dubai to declare the start of Eid celebrations.

Eid Al Adha: Watch Cannon Firings By Dubai Police

Eid Al Adha 2022 in Dubai is going to be all traditional with the nearly 60 year old popular tradition of cannon firings to mark the start of Islamic festival. The Emirate is keen to continue this authentic custom, even in this age of digital devices and advanced technologies. The beloved tradition lives on..

The Dubai Police General Command has announced two locations in Dubai for Eid Al Adha cannons that will fire two shots to announce the start of the Islamic festival.

Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency, revealed that the police had stationed Eid cannons in Zabeel Grand Mosque at Zabeel Area and at Al Mankhool Prayer Ground.

Maj. Gen. Al Ghaithi also conveyed his Eid wishes to the citizens, residents and visitors across the Emirates. “Dubai Police strives to keep the tradition alive as the shooting of cannons announces officially the end of Ramadan and celebrates the beginning of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al Adha”, he added.

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Dubai Police have been firing the cannons on special occasions such as Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha and on all the 30 days of Ramadan since the early 1960s. Each day during the holy month of Ramadan, a single shot is fired at the time of iftar to announce that it was time to break the day’s fast. Two shots are fired to mark the start of Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.

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Eid Al Adha: Watch Cannon Firings By Dubai Police
Traditional cannon firings by Dubai Police

This year during Ramadan, the force’s cannons were spread across 11 locations in the emirate to announce iftar time, including at Atlantis the Palm, Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, Al Waheda at Century Mall Dubai, and in Hatta in front of Emirates Co-operative Society and Hatta Hill Park.