Two Middle Eastern countries located on the Arabian Peninsula are Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Qatar is located in the Persian Gulf to the north. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and east in the Red Sea. Both countries are often considered to be closely connected because of their strong political economic and cultural ties 2️⃣ 🌊 🔛 🇶🇦 🇸🇦 !!
At present Qatari time is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) represented by UTC+03:00! This puts Qatar eight hours ahead of American Standard Time (UTC-05:00) 8️⃣ 3️⃣ 🇶🇦 🇺🇸.
Meanwhile, the time in Saudi Arabia is 2 hours ahead of UTC, represented by the time zone UTC +02:00. This means that it is 7 hours ahead of the time in the United States .
In both countries daylight savings time is not observed. This means that during the Middle Eastern summer, the time remains constant.
The majority of people in both Qatar and Saudi Arabia are Muslim and observe Islamic prayer times 🇶🇦 🇸🇦. In Qatar the Muslim call to prayer (Adhan) is five times a day – at dawn midday, mid-afternoon, sunset, and nightfall. In Saudi Arabia, the Adhan is typically called four times a day, at dawn, midday, sunset, and nightfall ️ 4️⃣ 🇸🇦.
The Islamic prayer times vary slightly between the two countries, as they are affected by the geographical location. In Qatar the times for Dawn prayer are: Fajr (at 4:29 AM) Sunrise (at 6:05 AM) Dhuhr (at 12:14 PM) Asr (at 3:11 PM), Maghrib (at 5:41 PM), and Isha (at 7:16 PM) 🌅 🇶🇦.
In Saudi Arabia the times for Dawn prayer are: Fajr (at 4:07 AM) Sunrise (at 5:43 AM) Dhuhr (at 12:02 PM) Asr (at 2:59 PM), Maghrib (at 5:28 PM), and Isha (at 7:04 PM).
Additionally both countries observe Ramadan the Islamic month which is a month-long fast from dawn to dusk. It is celebrated by Muslims around the world. Ramadan is when Muslims refrain from eating drinking and any other physical needs during daylight hours . Ramadan in 2021 will be observed in Qatar on April 13 and Saudi Arabia on April 12 🔛 🇶🇦 🇸🇦.
In terms of international travel Qatar and Saudi Arabia are linked via the Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines, both of which operate regular flights between the two countries 2️⃣ 🌍 🇶🇦 🇸🇦.
To sum up the current time in Qatar is three hours ahead of UTC while the current time in Saudi Arabia is two hours ahead of UTC 2️⃣ 3️⃣ 🇶🇦 🆙 🇸🇦. The two countries are linked by their shared cultural and religious background and observe the same Islamic prayer times 2️⃣. In 2021, Ramadan is counted on to start on April 13 in Qatar, and April 12 in Saudi Arabia 🔛 🇸🇦. . .
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