Middle East Region Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is used in Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian regions, and Syria but each country often has different starting and ending times.

For more information about Middle East daylight saving time usage, time zones and current times view the individual countries listed below.

Daylight Saving Time Usage in the Middle East

COUNTRY DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME USAGE
Bahrain Does not utilize daylight saving time
Egypt Does not utilize daylight saving time
Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip does utilize daylight saving time.
*Dates or times sometimes change weeks or days before the scheduled dates.

Gaza Strip starts Daylight Saving Time on Saturday March 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.

Gaza Strip ends Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday October 30, 2021 at 1:00 AM local daylight time.

Iran

Iran does utilize daylight saving time.

Iran starts Daylight Saving Time on Monday March 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Friday and Saturday)

Iran ends Daylight Saving Time on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM local daylight time.

Iraq Does not utilize daylight saving time
Israel

Israel does utilize daylight saving time.

Israel starts Daylight Saving Time on Friday March 26, 2021 at 2:00 AM local standard time.

Israel ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday October 31, 2021 at 2:00 AM local daylight time.

Jordan

Jordan does utilize daylight saving time.

Jordan starts Daylight Saving Time on Friday March 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Thursday and Friday)

Jordan ends Daylight Saving Time on
Friday October 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM local daylight time.

Kuwait Does not utilize daylight saving time
Lebanon

Lebanon does utilize daylight saving time.

Lebanon starts Daylight Saving Time on Sunday March 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Lebanon ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday October 31, 2021 at 12:00 AM local daylight time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Oman Does not utilize daylight saving time
Qatar Does not utilize daylight saving time
Saudi Arabia Does not utilize daylight saving time
Syria

Syria does utilize daylight saving time.

Syria starts Daylight Saving Time on Friday March 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Thursday and Friday)

Syria ends Daylight Saving Time on Friday October 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM local daylight time.
(Midnight between Thursday and Friday)

Turkey In 2016 the government of Turkey announced that the country would remain on daylight saving time year round. As a result Turkey Time (TRT) is consistent with Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) both of which are GMT/UTC + 3h
United Arab Emirates Does not utilize daylight saving time
West Bank

West Bank does utilize daylight saving time.
*Dates or times sometimes change weeks or days before the scheduled dates.

West Bank starts Daylight Saving Time on Saturday March 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM local standard time.

West Bank ends Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday October 30, 2021 at 1:00 AM local daylight time.

Yemen Does not utilize daylight saving time



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