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Little to no crowd, unhurried lifestyle, delicious authentic cuisine, beautifully decorated souks, and unbelievable discounts on hotels and shopping, Ramadan is a great time to visit Dubai. A holiday during Ramadan in Dubai is certainly going to be an experience that’ll not just be culturally enriching but also fulfilling.

Unlike otherwise, life in Dubai may not be in its usual fast lane but that’s nothing to be sad about. And to give you a glimpse of the ‘other side’ of Dubai, we have compiled a handy go-to tourist guide that you should go through before planning a holiday in Dubai during Ramadan. To understand the scenario, it is only necessary to understand the significance of the festival of Ramadan for Muslims and the people of Dubai. Here’s a brief introduction about the festival.

A Little About Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is observed by Muslims worldwide as Ramadan, also known as Ramzan or Ramadan. It is observed as a month when the first revelation of the Quran was made to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

As per the belief, God asked Muslims to fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat and Fitra before offering Eid prayers. Muslims spend the month in reflection and prayers. They focus on their past actions and cleanse themselves for Eid-ul-Fitr.

It would be great if you plan your holiday in Dubai keeping the Ramadan in Dubai 2022 dates in mind:

  • Ramadan dates 2022: 3rd April to 3rd May

A Ramadan calendar is released annually that lists the timings for suhoor and iftar. Suhoor is the Islamic term for the pre-dawn meal that Muslims have before fasting. Iftar is the term for the meal that they have after the sunset.

6 Reasons To Visit Dubai During Ramadan

If you’re planning a vacation to Dubai during the Ramadan season, then make sure to know why this time is the best to visit this country.

1. Witness The Grand & Gorgeous Mosques

Visiting the mosques at the time of Ramadan in Dubai is a great way to understand the religious significance of the festival in general & for the people of the country. Imam Hussein Mosque, Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, and the eco-friendly Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque are some of the must-visit sacred places. But the grand Jumeirah Mosque is the most famous one where the tour guides will explain the significance of this time of the year for Muslims. You get to learn a lot about the religion and culture the mosques.

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2. Relish A Delicious Iftar Feast

Iftar is an occasion that is celebrated across Dubai during Ramadan. Most of the hotels in Dubai offer all-you-can-eat feasts during Ramadan, serving the finest traditional Arabic and Emirate dishes. These include slow-cooked lamb, rice, and even dates.

There are also some beach-side hotels that put often put up Ramadan tents in Dubai. The Atlantis and The Jumeirah Beach Hotel are known for erecting such Iftar tents where people gather to eat, smoke shisha (a kind of hookah), and even play board games.

Al Bustan Rotana, Anantara Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa, The Palm, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Four Points by Sheraton, and Sheikh Zayed Road are some other places where you can head to for an iftar treat during Ramadan in Dubai for tourists in 2022.

3. Less Crowded

While Dubai holds a reputation for its fast-paced life, everything shifts into a slow mode. The working hours become shorter and the otherwise frenzied shopping malls & streets go quieter. So Dubai is less crowded during Ramadan. Tourists will no longer have to wait in long queues for visiting the various tourist attractions in Dubai. Moreover, it will be easier to avail tickets for iconic structures like the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – or fun places like the Wild Wadi Waterpark.

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4. Discounted Rates

Who’d mind some extra discounts? I know, I wouldn’t! If you have been planning to take a budget trip to Dubai, this is your time. With both the airlines and the hotels providing amazing Ramadan offers in Dubai, you can be sure to save a lot on your trip.

Note: Some of the hotels in prime locations offer iftar and suhoor meals complimentary with their Dubai Ramadan special packages. Don’t miss out on those!

5. Dubai Markets

While the streets maybe quiet during the daytime in the month of Ramadan, the nights aren’t that dull. The city is illuminated; not just by the street lamps or the lights of the skyscrapers but also by the night markets during Ramadan in Dubai. Of these night markets, the Ramadan Night Market at Za’abeel Hall World Trade Centre Dubai is the most famous one.

Note: Visit the night market during the last 10 days of Ramadan for some amazing Eid shopping.

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6. Ramadan Night Market

Shop till you drop, aye? Any trip to Dubai is incomplete without a retail therapy. And with Ramadan comes the amazing Ramadan Night Market at Za’abeel Hall World Trade Centre Dubai. The market has over 400 outlets for shopping. There are also interactive workshops, kid’s special area, henna counters, and more!

What Not To Miss During Ramadan In Dubai In 2022

While there are unlimited reasons to visit Dubai during Ramadan, here are some things which you cannot miss during this time.

1. Louis Tomlinson World Tour 2022

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Louis Tomlinson, the famous singer and songwriter will be on his world tour. As a part of his Walls World Tour, he will be performing at Coca-Cola Arena. 

Where: Coca-Cola Arena

When: 18th April | 8:00 PM

Ticket: AED 295 Standing | AED 395 Seating 

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2. World Art Dubai 2022

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In 2022, World Art Dubai is returning for its 6th edition bringing affordable contemporary art from all over the world. At World Art Dubai, immerse yourself in a an art festival that celebrates art in all its forms.

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

When: 8th-11th April

3. Iron Maiden Live In Dubai

Iron Maiden returns to Dubai for the first time in 11 years. The band will perform their spectacular Legacy of the Beast World Tour in May 2022. 

Where: Coca-Cola Arena 

When: 27th May, 2022

Ticket: 250.00 AED

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Tips For Visiting Dubai During Ramadan

Guests being served at a lakeside Ramadan tent at The Palace Downtown Dubai

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  • Dining, smoking, drinking, and even chewing gums in public places are prohibited during the day hours (sunrise to sunset).
  • Dress codes get a little more conservative during the Holy Month to show respect for the local culture.
  • Bars open, but only once the sun goes down. And they are way quieter. Dubai’s tourism authority relaxed licensing rules to allow some hotels and restaurants to serve alcohol and food during the day throughout the holy month. So visitors can experience the traditional as well as the contemporary side of Dubai.
  • You wouldn’t find belly dance performances either. But the nightlife in Dubai is much more than booze and belly dancing.
  • Summers in Dubai are hot. So, pack wisely.

Further Read: 7 Other Places To Visit During Eid Holidays With Your Family This Year

So, put aside all your apprehensions and trust us when we say that a holiday during Ramadan in Dubai is going to be a splendid experience for you. All you need to do is just pack your bags and book a trip to Dubai to enjoy the joy and vibrance of the festivities filled in the air!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ramadan In Dubai

Q. Can you drink during Ramadan in Dubai?

A. In Dubai drinking in public is strictly prohibited, especially during Ramadan. However, tourists can drink alcohol moderately at certain bars located in certain areas.

Q. Does Ramadan affect tourists in Dubai?

A. No. Unlike Qatar and Bahrain, the tourism in Dubai is not affected during Ramadan. Some bars and major attractions like Burj Khalifa is also open for the public.

Q. When is Ramadan in Dubai 2022?

A. Ramadan in Dubai starts on 3rd April 2022 and ends on 3rd May, 2022.

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