Embrace Ramadan traditions and celebrations in Dubai

Roundup Saturday 01/April/2023 15:52 PM
By: Times News Service
Embrace Ramadan traditions and celebrations in Dubai

Dubai: Travel to Dubai and bask in delightful Ramadan tents, iftar and suhour, cultural experiences, late-night shopping, and more.

Spend the holy month of Ramadan with your family and loved ones by travelling to Dubai. Have a memorable Ramadan celebration by checking out the different Ramadan experiences across the city including exquisite Ramadan tents, traditional iftars and suhour, cultural and community events, bustling night markets, and more.

Visit Ramadan tents at iconic locations
Break your fast or have your suhour at one of the beautifully-designed Ramadan tents at Dubai’s iconic locations. Asateer Tent at Atlantis, The Palm is one of Dubai’s most popular places to visit during the Holy Month. Guests can savour an opulent dining experience with a sumptuous iftar featuring Moroccan, Lebanese, Persian, and Emirati cuisine.

Al Majlis Tent at Madinat Jumeirah presents both iftar and suhour offers this Ramadan. Another not-to-be-missed venue is Terrace Between Towers at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, where guests can indulge in delectable iftar while admiring the impressive vistas of the Museum of the Future and the Dubai skyline. For a unique iftar experience, book your iftar at Dubai Opera and relish a luscious iftar while being entertained by talented musicians performing live classical and Arabic tunes.

The purpose-built Dana Tent at City Walk has both iftar and suhour options for guests to indulge in a mouthwatering spread of Emirati and Mediterranean dishes set amidst modern arabesque interiors.

Choose from a wide selection of Iftar and Suhour
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Dubai offers a wide variety of iftar and suhour options – from budget-friendly to lavish iftars at top-notch hotels and dining venues. Lalezar at Downtown Dubai, Bombay Bungalow in JBR, Mohalla at Dubai Design District, and Nomad at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel have affordably-priced iftar offers. Other delectable options include QD’s at Dubai Creek Resort, The Restaurant at Address Beach Resort, SLS Dubai’s Iftar in the Sky, Hikayat Ramadan Garden at Palazzo Versace, authentic Lebanese iftar at Al Nafoorah at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

For more indulgent options, take a pick from these lavish offers: Turkish iftar at Turquoise, Rixos Premium JBR, Bedouin-inspired dining Amaseena at Ritz-Carlton Dubai, iftar under the stars at Armani/Pavilion, and iftar to remember at Burj Al Arab’s Al Iwan.

Live up to time-honoured traditions and festivities
A must-visit experience in Dubai this year is Ramadan Wonders at Global Village. Starting on 23 March, this popular venue will be hosting a Majlis of the World for all its guests to celebrate the blessed month. Book tables for a limited-time iftar dinner seating or stay for the entire evening, including suhoor. Live oud players and harpists will treat guests to melodious tunes along with other captivating acts. While there, you can also explore the pavilions, check out live shows and shop for your loved ones.

Hai Ramadan at Expo City Dubai, which runs from March 3 to April 25, takes visitors on a cultural journey where they can share unique experiences from across the Islamic world. From regional cuisine to international gastronomy and enticing street food, visitors will have the chance to indulge in an array of food and beverages, reflecting the joy of breaking fast and sharing a meal with a loved one during the Holy Month. Don’t miss an engaging performance at Al Wasl Plaza featuring Rashid and Latifa on a quest to find the moon. An ideal destination for gatherings of family and friends, entry to Hai Ramadan, including the Al Wasl show and sports activities, is free, with charges for some workshops and games. A bustling night market will see homegrown vendors offer perfumes, gifts, and tailor-made clothing.

Al Marmoon Heritage Festival is taking place from April 6 to April 18. Celebrates Emirati culture in all its facets, the festival includes almost two weeks of uninterrupted entertainment for all, with thrilling camel races taking place each day. The annual free contest aims to preserve and promote Arabian traditions through celebrations, activities and camel races, making it a fun day out for the whole family.

Shop at the different Ramadan night markets at pop-ups across the city
Treat yourself and your family to a memorable shopping spree by visiting the Ramadan Night Market at Dubai World Trade Center from April 9 to 18. The 10-day-long pop-up features multicultural retailers from around the region showcasing their novel products. From fashion items to handicrafts and jewellery to household goods, browse a wide variety of treasures that highlight the creativity of local makers and artisans. Make sure you stop by this free-to-attend annual exhibition for a fun retail experience during the Holy Month. It is open from 5:00 pm until 2:00 am.

Visitors can also expect different retail offers at malls, supermarkets, and shopping venues, as well as curated fashion pop-ups in Dubai throughout the Holy Month.