Muslims in Dubai Tower Must Fast Longer

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Some Muslims in Dubai are being told to fast just a little bit longer than normal during Ramadan.

The top Muslim cleric in Dubai issued a special religious requirement for Muslims who live in the world's tallest building -- the Burj Khalifa.

The cleric says hungry muslims living above the 80th floor should wait two additional minutes to break their fast and those living above the 150th floor must wait three extra minutes.

Muslims fast from dawn till dusk during Ramadan. Those people in the tower are so high up that they'll be able to see the sun longer than Muslims on the ground.

The half-mile high tower has 160 habitable floors.

Al-Qubaisi said the decree is similar to those relating to Muslims traveling on airplanes, and harkens back to a time when people living in the mountains broke their fast after those at lower elevations.

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