During Ramadan life changes completely, night becomes day and day becomes night, or so it feels. In reality many Muslims in the GCC will switch round their daily timetable and follow times similar to the ones shown below:

Ramadan Hours, an Example:

03:00am

Sahour/ sahoor/ suhoor [ass-sa-hoorr] last meal before day's fast

03:30

Pray 

04:00

Sleep

06:30

Wake up for work

08:00

Go to work

14:30

Come home

15:00

Pray

15:30

Sleep

17:55

Wake up

18:00

Break fast – eat iftar [if-tarr] meal and pray, or pray and then break fast. Shiites break fast 10 minutes later than Sunnis

19:00

Visit Mosque, or pray at home

20:00

Eat meal, visit friends, go shopping

24:00 - 02:00

Return home, Pray, Sleep

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