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Arabia Standard Time Zone - AST

 

The current time and date right now

9:47:54 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017

UTC/GMT is 18:47 on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Arabia Standard Time or AST has a UTC offset of + 3:00. This means that the time zone is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The time zone is primarily observed by Asian countries during the winter months when Daylight Saving is in active. As soon as Daylight Saving starts – during the summer – some affected areas switch to Arabia Daylight Time or ADT.

It is important to note that this time zone has several labels:

  • Arabia Standard Time (AST)

  • Arabic Standard Time (AST)

  • Al Manamah Standard Time (AST)

Locations in Arabia Standard Time Zone

This time zone is active in:

  • Asia

  • Bahrain

  • Iraq

  • Kuwait

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Yemen

  • Jordan

All the countries listed above except for Jordan, remain on Arabia Standard Time (AST) all year long and do not observe Daylight Saving.

Other time zones that use the same UTC + 3:00 offset are:

  • Arabia Daylight Time (ADT)

  • Charlie Time Zone (C)

  • Eastern Africa Time (EAT)

  • Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

  • Further-Eastern European Time (FET)

  • Israel Daylight Time (IDT)

  • Moscow Standard Time (MSK)

  • Syowa Time (SYOT)

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