Ramadan is holy month of Islam celebrated throughout the world by Muslims throughout the globe with religious zeal and dignity. During Ramadan, adult Muslims observe fast as a religious obligation from dawn to dusk to honor the revelation of Holy Quran on Holy Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H). Whether, it is Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, or Dubai, you will observe religious festival scene throughout the month. The Ramadan 2014 is about to commence in few weeks. We are sure many of you are eager to know how Ramadan in UAE is welcomed and observed.
The arrival of Ramadan 2014 in Dubai will switch all the social and corporate activities into low gear. The working hours are condensed by 2 hours to almost 6 hours per day for government, private, and semi government organizations, same reduction of working hours take place for shifts. The rule is also applicable on non-Muslim to reduce their work hours. The restriction is applied on eating, drinking and smoking in public places during daytime till Iftar time. The Dubai authorities observe strictness for this rule, as there are documented evidences where people are arrested or fined for thousands of Dirhams for eating in their own vehicles.
Dubai seems like a calm place during the day time as pious Muslims focus on worshipping and maintaining their fast. You will hardly find place in Jumeirah Mosque or Grand Mosque of Dubai for Zuhr or Asar prayers, as the attendees reach its peak.
Quran recitations replace the music in public places and shopping malls. No social or musical events or festivals take place during Ramadan in Dubai. You will witness massive decline in the beach goers as people observe the holiest month of Ramadan 2014, while night owls come to life for Ramadan celebration in most of the city hotels, nightclubs, cafes, shopping malls and restaurant.
Musical events are although restricted in the UAE during Ramadan, but that doesn’t mean the nightlife is entirely jeopardized for the holy month. Dubai has a lot to offer to its residents, after Iftar you can witness public gatherings in the traditional tents where people enjoy gossip, along with traditional sweets and Sheesha. As the first week of Ramadan passes, and invitations for Iftar dinner extends to family and friends to the folkloric world of Ramadan tents in Dubai.
One of the most liked activities of Ramadan is visiting Ramadan tents in UAE with traditional flavor. The Emirati families and friends have the option to book it for Iftar dinners, or head there after Iftar from 9pm onwards to watch Arabic television shows, enjoy Arabic delicacies with kehva, or tea and play cards. There are certain tents that even offer video gaming lounges.
The places to look for in Ramadan 2014 are Mina a’ Salam with a capacity of up to 1000 guests and lavish indoor and outdoor dining, the Almas Tent in Dubai Media City amphitheatre offering world class Arabic cuisine. Then you have Jumeirah Bab Al Shams where Al Hadheerah Iftar will have live cooking stations and in wood-fired Arabic underground ovens will prepare lamb and countless traditional dishes, QD’s Al Sultan tent in the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is air-conditioned offering a wide range of hot and cold Arabic mezze, you can visit Al Qasr and experience Arabian Iftar in a dazzling tent with traditional finery. Atlantis Dubai is another place to have traditional Iftar. You can pick and choose your favorite Ramadan tent of 2014 with respect to your preferences.
Visit the lavish Ramadan tents in Dubai this year to have a life time experience.