The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to start on May 6, 2019, this year, while fasting hours are to go below 15 hours for the first time in four years, according to an expert in Dubai.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Astronomy and Metrology Researcher, said that the new moon of the holy month is to be ‘born’ on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2:46 am UAE time, and disappear 30 minutes after sunset.

Fasting hours during the holy month of Ramadan are to be 13 hours and 10 minutes during the initial days of Ramadan and 13 hours and 40 minutes by the end of the holy month, he stated.