Ramadan is the holy ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims observe fast from sunrise to sunset. Food is consumed only before sunrise and during the fast-breaking meal known as Iftar, usually with a big meal with friends and family or at Iftar tents. While fasting, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sexual relations. Regarded as the Five Pillars of Islam, fasting during Ramadan also means increased praying and recitation of Quran. Since, it is an intensely spiritual and sacred period; Non-Muslims are expected to respect the sentiments of fasting Muslims and maintain the sanctity of Ramadan. Continue reading Ramadan Etiquette
From classic Arabian dishes to contemporary takes on Middle Eastern cuisine, the restaurants in Dubai are serving special Ramadan menus after the sun goes down. We round up the best 5 places to break your fast.
Cle Dubai, DIFC
Cle Dubai’s first Ramadan will be hosted by celebrity chef Greg Malouf and the Iftar spread is all the recognised authority’s take on Middle Eastern cuisine. The three-course has signature dishes such as Malouf’s Mezza – lamb kibbeh cooked in a pan, Scottish salmon & Gulf prawn baked with couscous & preserved lime and watermelon, strawberries & pistachio Halawa. Don’t miss out on Cle’s Ouzi – marinated & roasted baby lamb & nut rice and Baklava family selection!
During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from consuming food and drink during daylight hours. But if you are not fasting, where can you find those numerous restaurants that are considerately and tastefully open to non-Muslims throughout Dubai? Here are top 5 restaurants that are open during daylight hours this year. Continue reading Daytime Dining in Dubai over Ramadan
Architectural designs that marry natural and cultural diversities are evident in these Dubai hotels and their restaurants. Add the everlong beaches that deliver pure sand and bliss to visitors. These lavish hotels take the lead on commanding pleasure with inspiration, and gastronomic magic, all presented with a backdrop looking straight out of royal requirement. Continue reading 5 Best Dubai Hotel Restaurants
Lively, colourful and a place of frenetic activity, Dubai’s souqs are something of a contrast to the sleek, sparkling, scrupulously clean shopping malls. The souqs are nothing reminiscent of the spaciousness and originality of the 18th-century traditional bazaars, but they are still full of character and one of the best for good-natured bargaining. If you want to impress at the artful skill of bargaining, make sure to start at half of what the shop owner has quoted and pay around 75 percent of the original price. However, modern souqs such as Souq Al-Bahar are less likely to fall for your bargaining tactics due to expensive overheads. Continue reading The Best of Souq Shopping in Dubai
First impressions are gold, and Dubai International Airport take this to heart. Expect a warm welcome and global-friendly facilities from the moment you step on the building, to the time you leave its premises. Continue reading Dubai International Airport 101
Car fanatics, start your roaring engines! Grab that wheel and get to experience wild adrenalin rush, gut-churning rides, and 100% fun, carefree day at the Ferrari World theme park in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Continue reading Ferrari World Day Trip from Dubai
Weather check: If you’re travelling in the off season make sure to check the weather – the main reason behind cheap hotel rates and airline fares. In warm weather countries like UAE, the off-season take place during summer months, while in colder climates, lower prices come into effect during the winter. Continue reading Planning Your Off-Season Trip Carefully
Summertime in Dubai is never a boring experience. You might feel that the scorching sun will force you to stay inside, but it’s simply a far-fetched theory. In fact, it is a breathtaking music, dance, and theatrical experience; it’s an exciting journey of surprises! Continue reading Summer Vacation in Dubai