Category Archives: Must Do Activities

Ramadan Majlis 2014

pic_yellowlanternThe ninth holy month of Ramadan is a spiritual period for fasting Muslims. Throughout the day, they abstain from worldly pleasures like food, drinks, smoking and sexual relations. They consume food only before sunrise (Suhoor) and at the time of sunset with a tasty & healthy Iftar meal. An Iftar meal is often consumed as a community at big Iftar tents since Ramadan is the time for people to come together and get to know each other. Continue reading

Ramadan Night Market 2014

Ramadan is the perfect opportunity for people of different nationalities to intermingle and celebrate the spirit of the holy fasting month. In a bid to the explore the cultural heritage of this cosmopolitan city, Dubai government invite a number of retailers from across the world to showcase their diverse variety of goods and catch up on the spending fervour during the Ramadan period and before Eid.

Ramadan Night Market

The Ramadan Night Market has always been an important opportunity for retailers to significantly attract customers and make the most of the huge demand. Shoppers can find almost anything at the exhibition including electronics, furniture, clothes, perfumes, spices and many more! Continue reading

Al Gaffal Traditional 60ft Dhow Race 2014

Al Gaffal race

For thousands of years, before the advent of the oil boom, fishing and pearl diving was the mainstay of the Dubai economy. Pearl divers would board a traditional dhow for up to three months at a time, in the hope to uncovering pearls – a job easier said than done! In a bid to bring the Dubai pearl history alive and honour the divers, his highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum organizes the traditional dhow race every year.

When the racing contest started in 1991 at the small-uninhabited island of Sur Bu Na’air, only 53 dhows – each 43 feet long featured in the competition. Today the race has expanded to around 60 feet long 100 traditional boats braved by more than 3,000 participants sailing the waters of the Gulf. Continue reading

Emirates Classic Car Festival – Celebrating Beautiful and Exotic Cars

Emirates Classic Car Festival

Emirates Classic Car Festival is just the place where you should be, if you show fascination in classic cars, believing they can never be downgraded to the lowly status. Experience the enthralling world of vintage automobiles at Emirates Classic Car Festival, which is Middle East’s foremost showcase of classic cars. Continue reading