Economic ministry has publicized the operating hours for shops, cafe's and restaurants during the upcoming month of Ramadan.
According to the statement released by economic ministry, cafe's, restaurants and similar canteens may only provide food from sundown till 3:00 a.m. throughout the entire month of ramadan as well as the first seven days of Shawwal.
All shops throughout ramadan and on the first seven days of Shawwal will be open until 12:00 a.m.
While all inhabited islands must follow these guidelines, the current times of closure for restaurants and cafe's is 1:00 a.m. while shops must close latest by 11:00 p.m.
The government amends the operation timings of the aforementioned shops and service providers for every Ramadan. Similarly during last Ramadan, it was implemented that shops must stay open till 11:00 p.m every night.
The day for the first of Ramadan according to the calendar based on an estimation is May 6, 2019.