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Visiting Dubai during Ramadan

by Lia Holloway on 21 May 2014, 12:05PM

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What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a significant time in the Islamic calendar and a great time to visit Dubai. During this period, Muslims from all over the world observe strict fasting during daylight hours, as a way of purifying the soul to refocus on Allah and practise self-sacrifice and discipline.  Witness the culture that surrounds the festival of Ramadan and the great activities that are held during this month. A warm and welcoming reception is always given to visitors of Dubai and respect for the people of Dubai who are partaking in Ramadan is always greatly received.

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Timing
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In comparison to the solar calendar, the Ramadan dates differ, moving forward approximately ten days every year due to the fact that it is dependent on the moon. Ramadan was the month in which the initial verses of the Qur'an were said to be shown to Muhammad, the Islamic Prophet. In 2014, Ramadan falls between 28 June – 27 July.

We’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts to help you make the most of your summer in Dubai.

Do’s

  • Feel free to listen to music through headphones, as long as this is inaudible to others
  • Enjoy the community spirit of iftar and suhoor tents. Iftar refers to the evening meal after sunset and suhoor is the pre-dawn meal. These are available free of charge at local mosques where all are welcome.
  • Relax and experience traditional Arabic hospitality, during the iftar meal time enjoy board games and activities to help break the fast.
  • Dress appropriately – knees and shoulders should be covered
  • Exchange Ramadan greetings like “Ramadan Kareem” or at the end of Ramadan during Eid celebrations “Eid Mubarak”
  • Give back. Feel the spirit of charity - every small act of kindness counts from donating clothes or food to helping others.
  • Take time to meditate, appreciate and reflect on your own life and spiritual journey


Don’t

  • Smoke, drink, eat or chew gum in public between sunrise and sunset
  • Dance or sing in public
  • Don’t expect a wild weekend -major nightclubs, bar and pubs will only be open in the evening and will not serve alcohol until 7pm.
  • Play loud music
  • Wear any revealing or tight clothing in public
  • Show any public displays of affection

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For more information about holidays to Dubai during Ramadan visit www.travelbagdubai.co.uk or call one of our Middle East experts on 0845 543 6615


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