In Dubai for Eid? We recommend you the hottest and exclusive offers in the city; from dining discounts and spa breaks to fun family activities.
FAMILY FUN: Firework display at The Beach
In 2014, Dubai set the record for the largest fireworks display with a staggering 450,000 colourful pyrotechnics launched in six minutes. This year too, expect something alike across The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Road for the first three days of Eid Al Fitr. Friday, 17th – Sunday, 19th July 2015, 8:30 PMContinue reading Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Celebrating Eid
Ramadan has commenced on June 18 and will continue until July 18, the day of Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting. During this period, Muslims are strictly not permitted to consume water or food between sunrise and sunset. However, at sunrise this constrictive abstinence from eating and drinking is slowly resolved after offering the daily Maghrib prayer. Family and communities gather together for a lavish evening meal known as ‘Iftar’ with traditional Middle Eastern delicacies specially prepared for the occasion. Tourists and travelers should visit Dubai to enjoy these traditional dishes with their friends, families and colleagues.
A conventional Ramadan fast is broken with a glass of water, followed by consumption of milk, dates and juices. Sugar rich milk and dates provide instant energy after a long fast after following high-calorie dishes can be thoroughly enjoyed. Also, milk and dates are said to be the chosen food item of Prophet Mohammad to break his fast. Continue reading Top-rated and Delicious Iftar Dishes
We just published a roundup of the best things to do this week in Dubai, including classes, activities, fun and free events.
Admire the grace and elegance of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy
Experience the beauty of contemporary Arabic Calligraphy by Salah Shaheen at the Z Gallery at Four Points by Sheraton. Titled Calligraphy Whispers, the exhibition will showcase modern style calligraphy in addition to classical Arabic calligraphy.
Give meals to labourers via Reem Al Bawadi
Reem Al Bawadi offers a succulent iftar buffet for Dhs130 per person. Each table has the card ‘Give a Little’ which adds Dhs20 to your final bill, if you decide to purchase. Dhs20 will cover the meals for labourers in UAE, delivered daily by Reem Al Bawadi. Meal-support program is available until Eid.
Venue: Reem Al Bawadi, Jumeirah Beach Road
Tel: 04 394 7444
Ramadan is the holy ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims observe fast from the start of dawn (i.e. just before the start of Fajr) until sunset (i.e. the entrance of maghrib time). Suhur as the morning meal is eaten before fajr prayer matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, substituting the traditional three meals. 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
If you want to experience the grandeur of Dubai, beyond its usual attractions, come to The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence. Since last Sunday, the Dubai Canvas Festival is celebrating art and culture through various 3-D artworks in chalk or paint. These 3-D rendered detailed works play highly on perspective feel, puzzling the the eye of the beholder with their life-like movements. Continue reading It’s raining 3-D in Dubai!