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UTC+03:00 (Redirected from UTC 3)

Time zone
Timezones2008 UTC+3 gray.png
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
13:42, 26 September 2022 UTC+03:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
45 degrees E
Date-time group
UTC+03:00 – 2011: orange (DST Northern Hemisphere), yellow (year-round), light blue (sea areas)
Time in Russia
KALT Kaliningrad Time UTC+2 (MSK−1)
MSK Moscow Time UTC+3 (MSK±0)
SAMT Samara Time UTC+4 (MSK+1)
YEKT Yekaterinburg Time UTC+5 (MSK+2)
OMST Omsk Time UTC+6 (MSK+3)
KRAT Krasnoyarsk Time UTC+7 (MSK+4)
IRKT Irkutsk Time UTC+8 (MSK+5)
YAKT Yakutsk Time UTC+9 (MSK+6)
VLAT Vladivostok Time UTC+10 (MSK+7)
MAGT Magadan Time UTC+11 (MSK+8)
PETT Kamchatka Time UTC+12 (MSK+9)
Time zones of Africa:
 -01:00  Cape Verde Time
 ±00:00  Greenwich Mean Time
 +03:00  East Africa Time
a The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.

UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03:00. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2019-02-08T23:36:06+03:00.

As standard time (year-round)

Principal cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Doha, Riyadh, Baghdad, Nairobi, Dire Dawa, Addis Ababa, Manama, Sana'a, Aden, Minsk, Kuwait City, Asmara, Antananarivo, Kampala


Most of European Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land. From October 26, 2014 Moscow and most other parts of European Russia started using UTC+03:00 again, year-round. Also on September 7, 2016, Turkey started using UTC+03:00 year-round. Besides the names mentioned above, the name "Eastern Europe Forward Time"' (EEFT) is sometimes used.

Caucasus region


East Africa


Arabia Standard Time

Arabia Standard Time, or AST (indicated by KSA on some Arabic TV stations), is used by some of the countries in the Middle East. As this time zone is predominantly in the equatorial region, there is no significant change in day length throughout the year, so daylight saving time is not observed. Between 1982 and 2007, Iraq observed Arabia Daylight Time (UTC+04:00) but the government abolished DST in March 2008.

Arabia Standard Time is used by the following countries:


As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer only)

Principal cities: Kyiv, Bucharest, Athens, Jerusalem, Sofia


Middle East

  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Discrepancies between official UTC+03:00 and geographical UTC+03:00

Areas located in UTC+03:00 longitudes using other time zones

Using UTC+04:00

Using UTC+03:30 and DST UTC+04:30

  • Iran
    • The western part, including Tehran

Using UTC+02:00

  • Ukraine (standard time)
    • The easternmost part, including Luhansk
  • Syria (standard time)
    • The eastern part, including Manbij
  • Jordan (standard time)
  • Sudan
    • The very easternmost part in the country
  • Mozambique

Areas located outside UTC+03:00 longitudes using UTC+03:00 time

Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05:00)

  • Russia
    • The very east of Severny Island with 69°2' E as the easternmost point

Areas between 52°30' E and 67°30' E ("physical" UTC+04:00)

Areas between 22°30' E and 37°30' E ("physical" UTC+02:00)

  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
    • The western part, including nation's capital Nairobi
  • Ethiopia
  • Saudi Arabia
    • The northwesternmost part, including Tabuk
  • Turkey
    • Most parts of the country, including Istanbul and nation's capital Ankara
  • Ukraine
    • Part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions
  • Belarus
  • Russia

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