Dubai Ramadan Experience Tour
Visiting Dubai & UAE during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast and celebrate every evening with varaity of special cousines and rituals. This tour is special tour designed for people who take interest in Emirates and Muslim culture. The tour will give you an insight into Ramadan and the culture and history of the Emirates. The tour consists of 6 days but you can extend your stay as you wish.
You will have the opportunity to fast if you like and also meet up with royal family and open your fast with them.
Day 1 – Arrival in Dubai Welcome to Dubai & Sharjah overnight in
Day 2 - Cultural Dubai tour with Jumeirah Mosque visit overnight in Sharjah
Day 3 - Abu Dhabi Sheik Zayed Mosque & Cultural Awareness Session by a UAE National overnight in Dubai
Day 4 - Sharjah visit & Ajman Charity Center overnight in DUbai
Day 5 - Join HH Sheikh Abdul Aziz and his family for iftar overnight in DUbai
Day 6 Transfer to airport for onward flight.
01 Meet on arrival at Dubai International Airport, meet & assist and
transfer to the Qamardeen Hotel in Dubai. A small traditional gift will await
you. In the evening you will be meeting your Ramadan host/hostess and the group
for a short introduction.
You will stay at the Qamardeen hotel for the 5 nights of the programme itself.
Day 2 - Cultural Dubai with Jumeirah Mosque visit
Breakfast in the hotel or for guests who will be participating in the fast an early morning traditional Arabic breakfast (Suhoor) will be served before sunrise.
Your host will be greeting you this morning and give you an overview and presentation on the exciting week ahead and explain what you can expect to experience and you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as possible.
Then we invite you to discover more about the life and religion of the Emirates while visiting the famous Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai. It's a beautiful experience, informative yet spiritual.
Continue your journey and visit the Heritage Village, and explore the traditional and cultural side of Dubai's Bastakya area where until today you can find the old wind tower houses and the markets (Souks). Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new, a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence.
Entice your senses on a walk through the spice market, get blinded by the sparkle of the Gold Souq. We cross the Creek by Abra, the traditional water taxi and visit the old Fahidi Fort, which is today the Dubai Museum, providing us with a great insight of the City's history.
In the afternoon you will have some time for a rest and meditate, before getting ready for Iftar, the traditional meal after sunset, followed by the late evening atmosphere in a Ramadan tent.
Day 3 - Abu Dhabi Sheik Zayed Mosque & Cultural Awareness Session by a
For guests fasting early morning Suhoor or normal breakfast in the hotel. We will then drive to the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an architectural landmark and extremely spiritual place. On a guided tour you will discover all the treasures of the mosque. Then you continue on a short tour of Abu Dhabi, where you will visit Union Square, the Corniche (photo stop) and the Heritage Village. If time allow we will visit the famous Emirates Palace for a photo stop or for a little exploration.
In the afternoon you will be experiencing a Cultural Awareness Session, hosted by a famous Emirati National from Abu Dhabi, who has chosen to live his life differently than most, he's an author, cultural consultant, professional speaker and TV show host. The session will entail an interactive presentation or discussion, providing an insight on the history and background of the United Arab Emirates. You will get to understand the social codes of the Arabian Gulf while building bridges between cultures. Learn more about Ramadan, why it is important, why Muslims fast, what are the benefits of fasting.
We will then share an Iftar in Abu Dhabi and enjoy the atmosphere here of a Ramadan tent. Later on in the evening transfer back to Dubai.
4 - Sharjah visit & Ajman Charity Center
Early morning Suhoor or normal breakfast in the hotel. Today you will be visiting Sharjah, an exciting, lively city with colourful souks filled with interesting artefacts on every corner. The combination of restored houses in traditional style with walls of sea coral and the bright colours of the material souks gives the city a magical feeling. We will pass by the Sharjah Creek Mosque for a photo stop, the Al Arsa Souk and the beautiful Central Souk (Blue Souk).
Later on in the day we will be on our way to Ajman spending time at the Al Eshan Medical and Charity Centre one of the highlights of our trip. Giving, helping and doing charity is a vital part of Ramadan in the community. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn more about that aspect of Ramadan and will be participating in the food distribution program.
Ajman doesn’t have natural resources of its own, and there are many families that cannot afford medical care. In addition to these services, Al Eshan grants credit to single mothers, who have been widowed or abandoned by their husbands. You will get the opportunity to provide food to underprivileged people. A simple Iftar will be enjoyed in the Charity Centre with hundreds of people.
Following Iftar you will return back to Dubai with so many new impressions and experiences.
Day 5 - Join HH Sheikh Abdul Aziz and his family for iftar
Normal breakfast or Suhoor before sunrise. Today you will have some free time for meditation or to explore on your own, before we drive to Ajman, where you will be joining HH Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Rashid Al-Nuaimi and his family for Iftar in their home.
Be personally received by His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz along with his family at their Ajman home in the traditional style of this country, and enjoy the exclusivity of discussing one on one with a distinguished well educated and traveled Sheikh any issues pertaining to the UAE, be it politics, traditions, economy, environment, family, and more. HH will share the spiritual meaning of Ramadan with his guests throughout the evening, show you around his home and tell you about his family.
This is also a unique opportunity to taste traditional home cooked dishes of this region and discover the legendary Arabic hospitality. You will leave with an immense sense of satisfaction having made new friends among the Emirati community and understanding truly better their beautiful culture. All proceeds of the dinner will be donated to the Al Eshan Charity Centre.
After dinner transfer back to Dubai and you have the option to join late night evening tent atmosphere.
Day 6 - Departure
Normal breakfast in the hotel or early morning Suhoor. Transfer to the Airport for your Departure.
Price and Departure Dates
6 day programme - Qamardeen Hotel
|Arrival date||Departure date||Price £||Booking|
|6th August||11th August||1249||Book Now|
|13th August||18th August||1249||Book Now|
|20th August||25th August||1249||Book Now|
There are only three departure dates for this programme. We will confirm the Hotel at the time of booking (subject to availability). Prices are per adult and are based upon 2 people sharing a double room.
THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRLINE FLIGHTS.
We can advise you on where to obtain your flights, but also see our section on Flights.
All prices are correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to alter our prices prior to booking confirmation if there are substantive changes in our service costs or foreign exchange fluctuations.