The holiest month of fasting and charity, Ramadan is a fantastic time for people to come and visit one of the most amazing cities of the world, Dubai. The city brims over with happiness during this long-month festival when tourists can get a glimpse into the other side of its fast-paced city life.
Know about some interesting things to do on your holiday to Dubaiduring Ramadan for a culturally unique and enriching experience.
Visit grand mosques
Dubai is home to an array of beautiful mosques which are centre of all religious activity during the month of Ramadan. If you happen to visit the city during the festival, you can have a great time discovering some of the top mosques and understanding the religious significance of the festival for the people. The grand Jumeirah Mosque is the most popular mosque in Dubai. There are guides available to take visitors on a guided tour to explore the mosque and to understand the significance of the festival for the Muslims. Imam Hussein Mosque, Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque and Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque are some other major sacred places to explore here during the period.
Be a part of Iftar parties
Iftar is a major occasion in Dubai celebrated all across the city during Ramadan. The entire city turns into a true delight after sunset; and visitors can treat themselves with everything exciting, from the delectable feasts including finest Arabic and Emirati dishes to the grand Iftar tents! The warm hospitality of the emiratis, local customs and traditions, and rich cultural heritage of the place are reasons why you must be a part of one of the Iftar parties during Ramadan. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and Four Points by Sheraton are some of the key hotels hosting world-class Iftar parties.
Shop at the extra radiant Dubai markets
Shopping in Dubai is a lifetime experience drawing visitors throughout the year; and Ramadan is the time that adds to its excitement! You may find the streets quiet during daytime in the month of Ramadan but there’s something magical about the nights. Various special Ramadan nights are held across the city where visitors can shop for all kinds of stuff and can try delicious food. Ramadan Night Market at Za’abeel Hall World Trade Centre is the most famous one.
Delight in the zeal of Eid al Fitr
A joyous occasion that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid al Fitr is celebrated with great zeal all across the city. Fireworks, concerts, cultural events and dance performances – all make the celebration a major event in the city every year. Visitors can also attend spectacular shows at top malls and entertainment spots of Dubai during the long-weekend celebration. Besides, the major theme parks such as Dubai Parks and Resorts, and IMG Worlds of Adventure have organise an array of special treats promising an ideal time for all kinds of travellers.
Discover art at Alserkal Avenue
Art lovers visiting the city during Ramadan can have a great time exploring fantastic artworks at Alserkal Avenue, a famous hub of contemporary art galleries. The avenue hosts an array of exhibitions, pop-up Iftars, activities, musical performances and more across the galleries drawing people from different parts of the world. Visitors can also delight in a special Ramadan celebration held at each gallery of the avenue with its own unique concept.