Ramadan is the most important time of the year for Muslims. It’s a time of reflection during which people see their family and focus on their faith. Here you can find some useful information, including where to eat and some dos and don’ts during the Holy Month.
Try an Iftar
This Ramadan, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is offering a number of dining tastes and cuisines across all Jumeirah destinations in Dubai, the only place to spend the Holy Month with family and friends.
Iftar is the evening meal at sunset when Muslims break their daily fast and if you are invited by an Emirati to sample Iftar at their home, it’s the perfect way to experience authentic Emirati culture. Make sure you take some dates!
With over 20 spectacular dining venues across the city to choose from, you can enjoy a large selection of traditional Ramadan delicacies inspired by local and international cuisines, as well as gourmet desserts for both Iftar and Suhoor. Read about our many Ramadan offers across our hotels in Dubai.
Wear respectful clothing
During Ramadan, it’s important to be considerate and it’s a good idea to cover shoulders and knees in loose-fitting clothes. It’s advisable for ladies to carry a pashmina which can be worn in public areas such as shopping malls and parks.
Greet locals appropriately
“Ramadan Kareem” or “Ramadan Mubarak” are two ways to greet Muslims during the Holy Month.
Practising patience and kindness during Ramadan supports those who are fasting and will be well received. Also avoid public displays of affection.
Check business hours
Many restaurants, shops and government agencies will post Ramadan opening times for their businesses, so be sure to double check opening hours before you go out. Alcohol will only be sold after sunset.
Eat or drink in public areas
Everyone is expected to refrain from eating, drinking and chewing gum in public. There will be a selection of restaurants and cafes open if you need to have a drink or meal during daylight hours. Look out for the discreet dining areas for visitors who are not fasting.
Smoke in public areas
Just like drinking and eating, it is expected that you also refrain from smoking in public during daylight hours during Ramadan.
Play loud music
There will be no entertainment or live music during Ramadan so if you do listen to music, be sure to use headphones and keep the volume low.