Top Things to do during Ramadan in the UAE this year
Posted on May 16 2017 in Travel Tips
The month of Ramadan is always a special time in the UAE for people from all faiths, as it’s a time of giving, kindness, and reflection. From its famous Ramadan tents to the bustling night market, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy during this month, offering the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Here’s some things to look forward to during the Holy Month in the UAE.
Savour a delicious Iftar or Suhoor with Friends and Family
Ramadan isn’t complete without a lovely meal on Iftar with your friends and family. Iftar is held at sunset, while Suhoor is observed just before Sunrise. Most parks, markets, and malls operate for extended hours during Ramadan and offer the opportunity to experience one of the unique aspects of this month in which special religious events, festivities and socialising go late into the night.
If you live in the UAE, there’s a great chance one of your colleagues or friends will invite you to a traditional Iftar with their family, or you can benefit from the many buffet Iftar offers available at most restaurants and hotels. Either way, having Iftar in UAE with your friends and family is a great way to experience the traditional Arabian hospitality and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.
If you’re looking for Iftar offers, then take advantage of Ramadan offers at Premier Inn. This year you can benefit from a Buy One Get One Free Iftar Dinner Buffet at Nuevo Restaurant for guests who book online in any of our UAE hotels. Nuevo Restaurant offers an exquisite selection of culinary delights with a menu that changes daily to give guest something new every day. So book your stay for Ramadan at Premier Inn and enjoy a great stay during this Holy month as well as delicious food. Visit our Offers page for more.
Take an evening stroll at Ramadan Night Market
The Night market is a unique bazaar that opens only during Ramdan from first to 10th June this year, hosted at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai. The Night Market features fashion accessories, handicrafts, in addition to home appliances, electronics, and many other consumer items. There’s much more than shopping, however, as there’s something for the whole family to enjoy with a food court, a Grand Arabic-themed Majlis, an exclusive Henna painting section, in addition to a dedicated play area for the kids and more.
Participate in Charity with Zayed Humanitarian Day
Ramadan is a month of giving and charity plays a big role during this time of the year. The 19th day of Ramadan is designated as Zayed Humanitarian Day across the UAE. It’s held in honour of the founder of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and marked by charitable activities.
There are many charity initiatives during this month that you can take part in at various locations, and it’s a great opportunity to help the world’s less fortunate, especially in areas affected by conflict and natural disasters.
Ramadanization at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre
Art lovers are in for a delicious treat with this group art exhibition, featuring UAE-based artists and their personal reflections of Ramadan at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre.
The gallery is hosted from 24 May till 27 June and focuses on how the observance of Ramadan influences daily life and upholds the Islamic belief system across the world, and explores the personal and spiritual connotations of The Holy Month.
Enjoy a refreshing swim at one of UAE’s famous water parks
For a refreshing getaway from the rising temperatures of UAE’s summer, this is the perfect timing to take a swim in one of UAE’s waterparks. From Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi to Wild Wadi in Dubai, there’s something for everyone with dozens of rides, pools, and entertainment options.
Diving in UAE is also one of the things one must do with the abundance of great diving locations across the board. What’s better is that many waterparks and diving clubs offer special rates during summer, so put on your snorkel and prepare to dive!