15 Activities In Dubai You Should Try During Ramadan

 

Ramadan is just a couple of weeks away from now, causing some funny misconceptions and thoughts that it’s going to be quiet and slow especially for non-muslims living in Dubai. The Holy Month of Ramadan is indeed a time for reflection and fasting, but it doesn't mean that there’s nothing to do in Dubai during this period

It’s true that nobody’s allowed to eat outside, not even drink nor smoke and yes, the summer heat is on. However, Dubai has plenty of things to offer, contrary to what others tend to say when they hear of someone want to come over during Ramadan. Instead of keeping yourself stuck inside your apartment, go out and discover new things because there’s a lot out there.

Perhaps you’ll find yourself in one of the events all over the town, malls until after midnight, themed parks, bazaars, iftar feasts, and to some of the city’s picturesque destinations.

Without breaking the tradition, we’re giving away some of the interesting activities and places to visit in Dubai during Ramadan.

Try a Traditional Iftar or Suhoor

Regardless of what your beliefs are, you shouldn’t miss trying Iftar or Suhoor. Many restaurants across the city offer Iftar, you can take a bite from dishes such as sweet potato hummus, mejadra rice, lentil soup, and a variety of sweets on the top of it while smoking shisha.

Go for a Brunch

We all know that eating in public at daytime is prohibited during Ramadan but there are still restaurants discreetly serving brunch for non-muslims. You can check out fresh salads, pizzas, waffles, pancakes and cheese selection in a buffet-style to some hotels and restaurants across the city. Keep in mind: Do not eat in public!

Best Time to Go to Malls

Since daytime is a bit quiet during Ramadan, going to the malls can be a good idea. With fewer people, you can easily escape from the hassle while concentrating on your shopping. The good news is, malls at night can be a party, imagine what it’s like to be in a full mall at 2 AM. The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Deira City Centre are some of the best malls you can visit during Ramadan.

Shop for Gifts

Ramadan is the best time to show some generosity, shop some cool keepsakes and share it as a gift for your families and friends. Usually, malls in Dubai offers discounts and good deals during this period.

See Interesting Shows and Plays

In Dubai, you will not run out of things to do. Get along with your friends and watch spectacular shows like La Perle in Al Habtoor City along Sheikh Zayed Road or witness theatrical plays in the Dubai Opera at The Opera District Downtown Dubai. It would be so much fun to see world-class act performing in front of you.

See their websites and book your tickets now!

Visit these Free Places

For non-muslims, you can still enjoy staying in Dubai during Ramadan without spending too much. You can go for a walk while checking some high-end boutiques in City Walk Dubai, or take photos in the old neighbourhood of Al Fahidi. Try these exciting leisure developments like La Mer in Jumeirah and Boxpark in Al Wasl Road.

Take a Tour at Dubai Museums

Having a trip to a museum can be a good idea during Ramadan. This is the right time to discover more about Dubai’s tradition and culture. Visit the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort, the new Etihad Museum in Jumeirah 1, and the Camel Museum in Al Shandagha District just to name a few. Check out their websites for Ramadan timings.

Dubai Theme Parks are Open!

Unleash the kid in you, check out Bollywood Parks, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, and Motiongate located in Dubai Parks and Resorts. They are offering exciting and fun activities throughout Ramadan. Visit their websites to know more about their prices and Ramadan timings.

More Finds at Ramadan Night Market

Ramadan nights cannot be boring with plenty of night markets happening across the city. You can spend your night shopping for some stuff and bargain for items you’ll love. Check Dubai World Trade Centre, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, and Jumeirah Beach Residence for some night bazaars.

Night Run Perhaps?

Immerse yourself in a night fun run, have your running shoes ready and jog! You can go for a run in JBR, it can be fun and healthy at the same time. There are also community events that encourage first-time runners to participate, you just need to register online for the race. It usually takes place in Dubai Autodrome. Let’s just keep ourselves updated on this event.

Attend Yoga Class

Participating in yoga classes offers a lot of physical and emotional benefits but taking it during Ramadan is also an ideal practice too. Check out if there are yoga classes available in your area, you’ll meet new friends while starting your wellness journey.

Pamper Yourself

Treat yourself, have a massage, get a haircut, book a facial treatment or a spa. Get at least one of these relaxing treatments and you’ll be glowing even if its Ramadan. Check out some deal websites and promotions to save some from your pocket.

Swimming? Yes!

Rumors are not true, you can still take a dip in the pool or sea during Ramadan. Hotels and resorts offer beautiful swimming pools and access to the beach. You can enjoy the beautiful beach or take a pool party with your friends but make it prim and proper, Okay?

Fast or at least Go for a Diet

If you’re wondering how your Muslim friends go through during Ramadan, why not join them on the fast or at least try to control your cravings. Ramadan can be a good time to minimise bad eating habit and start with a healthy options. You don’t need to do the full fasting instead, do fasting with water only or simply keep an eye on your food intake.

Sharing is Caring

No matter what religion you’re into, you should find a way give something to the needy. You can do just by helping in providing food for breaking the fast, give away some of your clothes, or even help an elderly to cross the road, those simple acts of helping will mean a lot. However, we can do this all year round not just during Ramadan.

While the holy month is time for reflection and fasting, for those who are not fasting there are still plenty of options.



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