Current Dates and Times across the Middle East
The countries of Southeast Asia do not observe Daylight Saving Time and remain on Standard Time throughout the year.
Notes: China uses one time zone, east to west. Indonesia stretches across three time zones, including:
- WIB (Western Indonesian Time)
- WITA (Central Indonesian Time)
- WIT (Eastern Indonesian Time)
UTC and GMT an update
The worldwide standard for coordinated universal time, formerly known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), is now abbreviated as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Some sources still refer to it as UTC/GMT and some web browsers, e.g. Mozilla Firefox, still display it as GMT.
The UTC Time (shown directly below) is the standard time zone upon which all other worldwide time zones are based. It never observes daylight saving time.
UTC at Greenwich, England
+ 5 hours from UTCMaldives
+ 5.5 hours from UTCAndaman/Nicobar, India, Sri Lanka
+ 5.75 hours from UTCNepal
+ 6 hours from UTCBangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory
+ 6.5 hours from UTCMyanmar (Burma)
+ 7 hours from UTCCambodia, Laos, Western Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
+ 8 hours from UTCBrunei, Central Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
+ 9 hours from UTCEastern Indonesia, East Timor, Japan, North Korea, South Korea