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.