UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2018-04-07T14:46:21+03:00 (boldface only here to be clear). Some areas in the world use UTC+03:00 all year, other areas only part of the year.


1 As standard time (all year round)

1.1 Europe 1.2 Asia

1.2.1 Arabia Standard Time

1.3 Africa

2 As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer only)

2.1 Europe 2.2 Western Asia

3 See also 4 Notes 5 References

As standard time (all year round)[edit] Principal cities: Istanbul, Moscow, Baghdad Europe[edit] Main articles: Further-eastern European Time, Moscow
Time, and Time in Turkey 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
European Russia
started using UTC+3 again, all year around. [1] Also on September 7, 2016, Turkey
started using UTC+3 all year round.[2][3] Besides the names mentioned above, the name 'Eastern Europe Forward Time' (EEFT) is sometimes used.

since 2011-03-27[4] Russia: Moscow Time
Moscow Time
since 2014-10-26, including all railroad time in Russia, including railroad in Kaliningrad Oblast Turkey
since 2016-09-07   Abkhazia
since 2014-10-26 South Ossetia
South Ossetia
since 2014-10-26

Asia[edit] Arabia Standard Time[edit] Arabia Standard Time, or AST (also known as KSA in some Arab TV stations), is used by some 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+4) but the government abolished DST in March 2008. Arabia Standard Time
Arabia Standard Time
is used by the following countries:[5][6]

 Bahrain   Iraq
(used DST from 1982-2007)  Kuwait  Qatar  Saudi Arabia  Yemen


The easternmost point at which UTC+03
with no DST is applied is the easternmost point of Saudi Arabia, in the Eastern Province, at the border with Oman, with a longitude of roughly 55°20' E.

Africa[edit] Main article: East Africa Time

 Comoros  Djibouti  Eritrea  Ethiopia  Kenya  Madagascar Mayotte Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean

Bassas da India, Europa Island, Juan de Nova Island

 Somalia  South Sudan  Tanzania  Uganda

As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer only)[edit] Principal cities: Kiev, Bucharest, Beirut Main articles: Eastern European Summer Time
Eastern European Summer Time
and Israel
Summer Time Europe[edit]

 Bulgaria  Estonia   Finland
(including Åland)  Greece  Latvia  Lithuania  Moldova  Romania  Ukraine

Western Asia[edit]

 Cyprus   Israel
- Israel
Summer Time  Jordan  Lebanon  Syria

See also[edit]

Time in Ethiopia Time in Antarctica
Time in Antarctica
– some stations use this time zone


The westernmost point at which UTC+03
with DST is applied is the westernmost point of contiguous Russia, near Lavry, Pskov Oblast (27°19' E). During the summer the time employed there (corresponding to 60°E) is 33°41' E of physical time, i.e. roughly 2 hours and 14 minutes ahead of physical time, making for the largest discrepancy between time used and physical time for UTC+3 with DST. This is the largest discrepancy overall for UTC+03
even if UTC+03
with no DST is included. The easternmost point at which UTC+03
with DST is applied is Cape Zhelaniya, Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya, Russia
(69°06' E). During the winter the time employed there (corresponding to 45°E) is 24°06' W of physical time, i.e. roughly 1 hour and 36 minutes behind physical time, making for the largest discrepancy between time used and physical time for UTC+3 with DST for that time of the year, but not overall (see note 1 above). On February 8, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
issued a decree cancelling DST in Russia. Under the decree, all clocks in Russia
will advance one hour on March 27, 2011, but will not change back the following October, effectively making Kaliningrad Time
Kaliningrad Time
UTC+03 permanently, and Moscow Time
Moscow Time
permanently. Ukraine
had UTC+2 plus regularly EEST
from 1992 till 2011 (in years 1981–89 Moscow
Summer Time) until the Ukrainian parliament
Ukrainian parliament
added one hour "on the territory of Ukraine
from March 27, 2011" and canceled DST on September 20, 2011 de facto making EEST
(UTC+3) the new standard time.[7] After strong criticism from the mass media, on 18 October 2011 the Ukrainian parliament
Ukrainian parliament
cancelled its previous decision.[8]


^ Russia
returns to European DST in October 2014 ^ " Turkey
Stays on Daylight Saving Time for Good". Time and Date. September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2016.  ^ "Occupied Northern Cyprus
to Follow Turkey
Time". September 14, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.  ^ ^ "AST – Arabia Standard Time". Retrieved 31 August 2011.  ^ "Winter time change will be abandoned this year". Retrieved 8 September 2016.  ^ Ukraine
cancels use of daylight saving time, Kyiv Post (September 20, 2011) ^ " Ukraine
to return to standard time on Oct. 30 (updated)". Kyiv Post. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

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Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time

UTC offset for standard time and Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
(DST) Italics: historical or unofficial

180° to < 90°W

−12:00 −11:00 −10:30 −10:00 −09:30 −09:00 −08:30 −08:00 −07:00

90°W to < 0°

−06:00 −05:00 −04:30 −04:00 −03:30 −03:00 −02:30 −02:00 −01:00 −00:44 −00:25:21

0° to < 90°E

±00:00 +00:20 +00:30 +01:00 +01:24 +01:30 +02:00 +02:30 +03:00 +03:30 +04:00 +04:30 +04:51 +05:00 +05:30 +05:40 +05:45

90°E to < 180°

+06:00 +06:30 +07:00 +07:20 +07:30 +08:00 +08:30 +08:45 +09:00 +09:30 +09:45 +10:00 +10:30 +11:00 +11:30

(180° to < 90°W)

+12:00 +12:45 +13:00 +13:45 +14:00

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