DUBAI – Ramadan is just around three weeks ahead and again it will include the longest and hottest days in the year. If you are bracing for the Holy month, you should know that you are going to refrain from food and drink for as long as 15 hours.
A global Ramadan fasting map released by the Abu Dhabi-based International Astronomy Centre showed the average fasting hours during Ramadan, which starts towards the end of June, are as long as 15 hours in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
In Saudi Arabia and south Yemen, they are around 14 hours while in Iraq, Syria and nearby countries they are between 15.5 and16 hours.
Although they are among the longest fasting hours in history, they remained far below the average fasting hours in the northern hemisphere, according to the report.
It put them at about 17 hours in Turkey, 18 hours in north Italy, 19 hours in central France, and nearly 20 hours in south Germany.
In the opposite part of earth, in Chile, the average fasting hours in Ramadan are as short as 10 hours