Ramadan is the sacred month observed by Muslims across the globe. Dubai During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast from wee hours of the morning to dusk. The predawn spread is called suhur and the elaborate dinner is known as iftar. Along with fasting, Muslims abstain from alcohol and tobacco consumption, sinful behaviour and instead devote themselves to prayers (salat) and Quran recitation. It is a kind of misconception that there is not much to do during the Ramadan festival for Non-Muslims.
Both Muslims and non-muslims alike can enjoy various activities during the Ramadan festival season in Dubai. Here are some of the best activities such as dhow cruise, safaris and much more to indulge in during the month of festivity in Dubai.
Trying Out a Traditional Iftar or Suhoor Can be a Joyful Experience During the Ramadan Festival
There is no dearth of restaurants in the tourist destination of Dubai. Ramadan is a good time to try out traditional sahoors or iftars. There are various restaurants in Dubai hosting suhoor and iftar during the festival period. Some of the best restaurants in Dubai to go for suhoor are Al Fayrooz Lounge, Al Mandhar, Amaseena, Ayamna, and many more.
Iftar is the grand feast Muslims look forward to. Try the mejadra rice, potato hummus, lentil soup, all sorts of kebabs, biryani, and other delicacies of chicken and mutton, sweets, and Shisha for iftar at one of the plush restaurants of Dubai. For instance, you can enjoy a lavish suhoor spread at the plush Ritz- Carlton. Enjoy an array of food items from hot and cold mezze to baked manakish, jumbo prawns and chicken shawarma.
Have an Exotic Dhow Cruise Experience During the Festival Period
Gliding past the illuminated captivating skyline of Dubai in an Arabian traditional dhow is an out-of-the-world experience. A dinner ‘dhow cruise’ is the perfect attraction to choose for a romantic evening under the stars. Enjoy cruising across the Dubai Creek and soaking up the charm of the by-gone era. Enjoy sipping your Arabic coffee ‘kahwah’ and enjoy sightseeing in old Dubai with its old-world charm, rich heritage, and traditional souks.
From sensational Tanura dance performances, and sizzling moves of the belly dancers to sumptuous dinner buffets and complimentary drinks, enjoy all onboard. The buffet comprises an assortment of appetizers, fish, chicken and meat main course and an array of desserts. Relish the magnificent cityscape of Dubai dressed up in myriad lights and watch it come to life right in front of your eyes.
Malls are One the Best Places to be During the Period of Festivity
Malls by far are one of the best places to hang out during the festive period of Ramadan. Apart from being less crowded during the festival time, it is possible to get huge deals and discounts on your purchase and find an exclusive collection of attires, fashion accessories, and gifts to give your loved ones. Moreover, during the time of the festival, the malls organize family-oriented events as well.
The malls remain open until way past midnight during the month of Ramadan. The malls are open until 2 a.m. during the weekends and 1:00 during the weekdays. One of the most sought-after entertainment and shopping destinations of Dubai, the Global Village has also different timings of operation during the festival month. Enjoy carnival, concerts, having different cuisines from across the world from about 6 pm to 2 am during the Ramadan month.
Get Huge Discounts from Various Brands and Shop till You Drop During Ramadan
For the Ramadan Festival of 2021, the esteemed brand Dune is offering exclusive accessories and footwear and statement jewelry and bags. The other brand to look for is Charles & Keith which is offering gifts to shoppers over a purchase of AED 700 in the stores. GAP is offering huge deals on baby clothes.
Get cost-effective Ramadan kits from LuLu Group between AED 80 to AED 120. These kits include some essential food items for the festival such as rice, sugar, etc. Popular supermarket chains and brands such as West zone Group and Al Maya Group are offering discounts up to 70% and 50% respectively on selective items during the Holy month.
Embark on an Iftar ‘Desert Safari’ and make the most of your Ramadan this Festive Season
Enjoy a one-of-kind iftar in a desert setting by choosing the iftar ‘desert safari’. Begin your travel in timeless Land Rovers to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve along with an expert Conservation Guide. Enjoy watching wild animals such as Arabian oryx on your way to the imperial desert retreat. Have a different kind of experience breaking your fast with fresh juice and dates with the locals of the region.
The other things to enjoy on this safari ride are an enthralling falcon show, cultural dances, a Yola show, camel rides, and henna tattoo. End the day with a lavish and lip-smacking iftar spread comprising of dishes like Shish Tawook, Lamb Ouzi, and a plethora of desserts such as saffron rice pudding, Turkish ice cream, kunafa, etc.
There is a lot to get from Dubai during the Ramadan festival; from getting huge deals and discounts to trying out traditional lavish iftar and suhoor spreads in upscale restaurants and enjoying extravagant shows organized especially during the festival time. Plan your vacation to the dream city of Dubai during Ramadan festival 2021 and make memories to cherish forever.