Dubai Police Eid Al Adha cannon firing in two locations. In popular tradition, 2 shots fired to mark start of Islamic festival.
09 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai Police have readied their cannons at two locations to signal the start of the Islamic festival.
Two shots will be fired from the cannons at the Zabeel Grand Mosque and Al Mankhool Prayer Ground.
Dubai Police cannons have become a popular tradition since the early 1960s. Every day during the holy month, a single shot is fired at the time of Iftar to signal the end of fasting. Two shots are fired to mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.
Major-General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency, said the police strive to keep the tradition of cannon firing alive during the holy month of Ramadan and the two Eids.
Meanwhile, Dubai Police have urged the public to follow precautionary measures in busy public places during the Eid Al Adha holiday, with increased patrols planned across the emirate to ensure public safety.
The authorities said 412 traffic police patrols would be stationed in key areas to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians during the holiday.