Ramadan is the time when the Muslim population across the world observe fasting, offer prayers and reflect upon their life. The city of Dubai too gears up to celebrate this festival in a pious way which in turn imposes some trifle restrictions on the non-Muslim travellers. Read on to know how you can make the most of your Dubai vacation if you happen to visit during Ramadan.
Fasting is an integral part of Ramadan and even the non-Muslims are expected to show regard, which means you can eat and drink but in private. Malls, companies and some hotels provide a separate area for the people who are not fasting. However, the scrumptious evening meals make this inconvenience worth it.
You always have to show regard while dressing up in Dubai, but during Ramadan, you have to dress up even more modestly as a sign of respect to their religious feelings. To understand the true meaning of this festival and their culture you can visit places like the Jumeirah Mosque or the Grand Mosque in the city. The atmosphere at these religious places will certainly touch your soul.
Also, as long as you are in the city why not make some friends? Greeting someone with “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” can get you many of them. Always remember people will like you if you respect their country and their religion.
However few more things to keep in mind are though most malls, bars, clubs and restaurants will remain open; there will be no loud live music or loud noise of any kind. The believers take this as a time to give up all the temptation and bad habits, so it is always better to be respectful towards their belief.
Visit Dubai and enjoy this religious fiesta to have a peaceful and unique vacation.