Firings to be broadcast on TV as public will not be allowed on the premises.
The General Directorate of Dubai Police has announced the locations of Eid Al Fitr cannons around the city.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Dubai Police said that all preparations for Eid celebrations during the holiday were made.
The cannons – to announce beginning of Eid Al Fitr – will be placed at: Zabeel mosque, Atlantis in Jumeirah The Palm, and Eid prayer areas in Nad Al Sheba, Al Karama, Al Baraha, and Nad Al Hamar.
Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Organisations Protective Security and Emergency, said that Eid cannon firing is a part of UAE’s local traditions – as people in olden times used to follow the cannons to know the timings of Iftar during Ramadan, or Eid Al Fitr timings.
“However, people still continue to practice the tradition.”
He added that the public will not be allowed at the premises due to coronavirus (Covid-19) precautionary measures, and that they can instead watch the cannon firings on television at home.
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