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PRAYER TIME DUBAI
Muslims observe prayers five times during the day, starting with Fajr, which is the first prayer of the day. Next is Dhuhr, which happens shortly after noon, then Asr or Asar, in the late afternoon, Maghrib right after sunset and finally Isha, the nighttime prayer.
Prayer time Dubai offers the most accurate prayer times thanks to a complex mathematical equations that involve several variables.
We calculate prayer time for the main cities in the United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujaira, Ajman, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.
The meaning of Salah is prayer and is performed five times each day: at dawn, midday, in the afternoon, just after sunset, and in the evening.
Salah is obligatory for Muslims and prayer times are set according to the movement of the Sun and performed five times a day as follows:
- Fajr prayer time – dawn
- Dhuhr prayer time – midday
- Asr prayer time – late afternoon
- Maghrib prayer time – just after sunset
- Isha prayer time – evening
This timetable sets the pattern of the day for a Muslim and connects them to other Muslims around the world.
THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
Islam is the official religion of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Muslims (followers of Islam) should adhere to practices known as the Five Pillars of Islam:
- Shahadah – professing that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet
- Salah (or Salat) – offering five daily prayers
- Zakat – paying alms to the poor and needy
- Sawm – fasting during the holy month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar)
- Hajj – all Muslims should make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca at least once during their lifetime
Prayer time Dubai and all over the world vary throughout the year and are calculated based on the position of the sun and sunrise and sunset times.
Muslims can pray in any clean place, not just in a mosque. Most shopping malls in Dubai have dedicated prayer rooms. Prayers may be performed alone, but it is considered best when done with other Muslims.
Muslims must wash before praying (wudu). Prayer Time Dubai help you to find the perfect time to pray in all UAE based on our precision AI algorithm.
While praying they must face in the direction of the Kaaba, a cube-shaped building at the centre of the Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
From any point around the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the Qibla.
The call to prayer, azan (or adhan), is recited, by a special crier called the muezzin. Historically, the crier would have recited the call to prayer from the minaret of the mosque. Nowadays, many mosques have loudspeakers mounted on the minaret. The muezzin will use a microphone or play a recording.
There are various positions while performing salah, which include Qiyam, Ruku, Sajdah and Tashshhud. There are numerous benefits in these actions such as:
- Qiyam (standing): It ensures proper blood flow to the lower portion of the body, strengthening the leg muscles.
- Ruku (bowing): This posture is good for the lower vertebral column. It relieves and prevents back pain. It involves stretching of elbows, wrists, knees and ankles, thus developing flexibility around all these areas of the body.
- Sajdah (prostration): The act of low bowing or prostration to God towards the qiblah. Sajdah maintains blood flow to the brain and stimulates the pituitary gland and pineal gland.
- Tashahhud (sitting posture): The posture is similar to the Vajrasana, a significant Yoga position. The position is said to strengthen the thigh and calf muscles, improve digestion, and keep the spine straight and erect.
Until December 2021 the weekend in Dubai and the UAE was Friday and Saturday. The public sector and most private businesses had a 5-day working week.
At the beginning of 2022 the weekend was changed to Saturday and Sunday. Public sector workers also now work a 4½ day week, finishing on Fridays at noon.
Friday prayer time is 1.15 pm throughout the year. In 2023 all UAE continue to have the same weekend of Europe and USA.
ISLAMIC HOLIDAYS IN DUBAI
Each year, Dubai celebrates a variety of Islamic holidays. Islamic public holidays are:
- Eid al-Fitr – Marks the end of Ramadan.
- Arafah Day – Falls on the 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
- Eid al-Adha – Falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
- Islamic New Year – First day of the month of Muharram.
- Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – 12th day of Rabi’ al-Awwal.
Islamic holidays follow the Hijri calendar (Islamic calendar). The Hijri year is a lunar calendar and shorter than the Gregorian calendar (Western calendar).
MOSQUES IN UAE
In United Arab Emirates mosques (masjids) are a common sight. There are over a thousand mosques in the cities and they can be found in almost every neighbourhood. You can find the nearest mosque with our Prayer Time location tool.
Mosques play an important role in the Muslim community, and they offer a place for worship.
In addition to being a religious centre, mosques also serve as a social hub for Muslims in Dubai. They offer a place for people to come together and discuss important issues, and they provide a sense of community for Muslims.
Mosques in Dubai include:
- Jumeirah Mosque
- Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque – This mosque is notable because of its twenty-one domes that resemble the architectural style of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul. Located in Al Safa. Tours for non-Muslims.
- Al Salam Mosque – Located in Al Barsha, close to the Mall of the Emirates.
- Abdul Rahman Siddique Mosque – Situated on the Palm Jumeirah, close to The Pointe. Contemporary design.
- Al Rahim Mosque – Located at the southern end of Dubai Marina.
- City Walk Mosque – Located at City Walk.
- DIFC Grand Mosque – Situated at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
- Iranian Mosque – Also known as Ali Ibn Abi Talib Mosque. Located in Bur Dubai.
- Grand Mosque – Locate in Bur Dubai.
Remember to check Prayer Time in Dubai frequently to find the perfect time to pray.