Ramadan is a month for fasting and feasting for Muslims. As per the calendar, it is of 30 days and Muslims around the globe engage themselves in festivities, prayers and charity. Just like many other countries where majority of population follow Islam, Dubai too engages itself into these activities.
UAE, the entire family is an Islamic country and during this holy month, the place is different and livelier than usual. If you are keen on visiting the city during this month, the environment is worth experiencing. Dubai is said to be more fun during this time of the year. You need to be there to enjoy the lovely food, discounts, and sales. Besides, there are many fun activities to do here.
There are certain rules to be followed during this period. Eating and drinking is prohibited in public places. Yes! Non- Muslims do not fast, but rules are for all and everyone must follow them. The bright aspect is that fun activities stay the same during this month as well.
Cruising down the Dubai creek is an experience that one should not miss. Dhow cruise does not offer entertainment and alcohol during the holy month. However, you can enjoy the warm breeze of the sea, feast on the lavish buffet dinner and watch the glittering skyline at night.
You must have heard about desert safari. There are activities like:-
- Fire shows
- Belly dance
You do not get to experience these as they are prohibited during this month.
If you are planning your trip during summer, remember that there is desert all around. During day time, you may not be that comfortable, so it is best to plan an evening safari. If you have never experienced the Muslim month, this is the time and Dubai is right place to visit.
The meal Muslims take at dusk to break their fast is called Iftaar. This meal is the celebrated one. At times, there may be grand iftaar celebrations. From the best of Arabic cuisines to the ways of serving them, the experience is indeed wonderful.
If you are a morning person, then try to experience suhoor- meal that Muslims take at the dawn.
Some points to remember
Dubai is a beautiful city of UAE, indeed a wonderful place in the world.
There are several incredible places that are really famous. For instance:-
- Burj Khalifa
- Desert safari
- Dhow cruise
- Luxurious hotels
- Man-made islands
- Wild Wadi
- Shopping malls
All that you need to do is ascertain your interests and tastes. Google the activities you want to indulge yourself in, then plan accordingly. There is no doubt about the fact that Dhow Cruise is an experience of a lifetime.
Beautifully decorated, with real beautiful views all around, these cruises are very different than many other cruises. If you are visiting Dubai, but you are not going on a cruise of this kind, you are certainly missing something.