Ramadan in Dubai 2021
Ramadan Guide Lines
"Ramadan Mubarak" and "Ramadan Kareem" are greetings
used to offer your wishes for RRamadan. (kareem means generous and
mubarak means blessings).
Suhoor is the meal in the morning just before sunrise - it is
usually a light meal.
Iftar is the time of the evening meal just after sunset,
traditionally a light snack of dates and water, although this might no
be so obvious in Dubai.
During Ramadan, Muslims observe the following rituals.
No eating, drinking, smoking or sex between sunrise (fajr) and sunset
(maghrib, rather than magrib).
Rules & Regulations
t is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public during daylight hours
(including in your car). There may be a fine of Dhs 2000 / 2500 or 1 or
2 month jail sentence.
Tourists young kids can eat in the hotel room or in discreet
restaurants available in major hotels during the day.
It is respectful and polite to dress modestly during Ramadan - modest
means shoulders and legs should be covered.
During the tours and desert safaris do loud musinc belly
dance and alcoholic drinks are offered.
Bars in Dubai are usually still open but strictly for non
Car stereos should be turned down - loud music, especially
rock or similar music, is disrespectful
Ramadan is the holy month of the Muslim calendar year. It is the
9th month of the year. All Muslims are required to fast during the
month of Ramadan. A fast is a ritual which starts early in the
morning Just before the sunrise and end right after the sunset, one
must not drink or eat any thing durng fast and also avoid any
activity that may be considered sinful un ethical or lude. Hence the
Muslims observe this month as a complete prayers month.
In Dubai office and market times also change to facilitate people to observe
fast. Besides fasting there are many cultural and religious activities done
during this month which makes this month enjoyable and unique for Muslims as
well as non Muslim visitors. The Government of Dubai launches special promotion
activities for tourists to come and visit Dubai during Ramadan to experience
this holiness and know the culture of Islam in Dubai.
Useful phrases to say during Ramadan
When you're meet some one in begining of Ramadan or speaking over
the phone to anyone who is fasting, these phrases are
useful and courteous.
When speaking to some at a time close to Iftar or saying good bye to
some one who is going home to open his/her fast
(have a good iftar)
Instead of saying good night to some you may also say
Mubarak Aleik Al Shahr
(may you get the blessings of the month)
Qul aam wa inta fee kheir
(may each year pass and you be well)
For 2021 the Ramadan dates will be announced after sigting the fresh moon of the
coming month. The moon sighting committee will meet in the evening of 12th April
and 1st Ramadan will be either 13th or 14th of April 2021
Iftar Offers in Dubai check out what are the
restaurants offering this Ramadan for the evening Iftar during Ramadan