Ramadan in Dubai

Dubai lights up the month of Ramadan, offering many unique experiences for residents and visitors from different cultural backgrounds.

Ramadan is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, but it is also a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate. In Dubai, this holiday takes on a new level of energy and excitement. From the stunning decorations and lights adorning the city’s buildings, to the bustling street markets selling traditional food and handicrafts, there is a palpable sense of excitement in the air.

One of the main reasons why Dubai is an ideal place to celebrate the month of Ramadan is its unrivalled culinary offerings. Food is an integral part of Ramadan, and Dubai offers plenty of delicious options to break the fast. From traditional Middle Eastern delicacies such as dates, hummus and kebabs, to the finest Middle Eastern cuisine, there is something to suit every taste. In addition, many hotels and restaurants offer special buffets on Ramadan Iftar, allowing guests to enjoy all the flavours of the season.

The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cultural Understanding Centre is a must-see during Ramadan in Dubai. This unique centre provides visitors the opportunity to experience traditional Ramadan customs such as iftar and suhoor in a welcoming and informative environment. The centre’s knowledgeable staff guides visitors through the customs and traditions of Ramadan, offering a unique perspective on the holiday that is both educational and enlightening. In addition, the centre hosts various activities during Ramadan, such as mosque tours, Islamic calligraphy lessons, traditional Arabic coffee and dates, providing a rich cultural experience for visitors of all ages.

This year, Expo City Dubai will host a unique and special celebration of the month of Ramadan with its 50-day exhibition, High Ramadan. The immersive event will take visitors on an epic journey through the Islamic world, starting with a journey through traditional Emirati neighbourhoods, through the Levant region and then to North Africa, South Asia and the contemporary Persian Gulf. International and regional Ramadan cuisines from flavourful street food to traditional sharing dishes are on display, allowing all visitors to break the fast together, learn about the importance of Ramadan and experience a sense of community.

Visitors and residents will be able to immerse themselves in the culture and history of the city by attending a photo shoot led by Gulf Photo Plus. Guests will embark on an exploratory journey through the bustling back streets of Karama, one of Dubai’s most historic neighbourhoods. The tours are led by photography experts who will provide useful tips on how to take the best photos, as well as the history of the area. It’s an ideal way for families and friends to spend an evening during Ramadan capturing those unforgettable moments.

Dubai is renowned for its world-class attractions and entertainment, and during Ramadan the city offers plenty of activities for the whole family. From interactive exhibitions and hands-on workshops to outdoor activities and games, there is something for everyone at this special time of year. Many Dubai attractions such as theme parks, malls and museums offer special packages and offers during Ramadan, making it easy and affordable for the whole family to have fun. With so many interesting and interactive options, Dubai remains the best place for a family holiday during Ramadan.

The city offers a variety of activities that are ideal for families, including evening desert safaris, dhow cruises at dusk and camel rides. With such a variety of options, families can create unforgettable memories during Ramadan as they explore the city’s stunning natural beauty.


There are also several theme parks open late, including IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts. Offering a variety of rides and attractions to choose from, these parks provide endless entertainment for families of all ages.

Dubai’s world-famous shopping malls are a destination in themselves, offering a wide range of entertainment and attractions for families during Ramadan. From Dubai Mall to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Hills Mall and many more, all of these malls offer a wealth of entertainment, incredible shopping offerings, state-of-the-art cinemas, impeccable restaurants with cuisines from around the world and much more.

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