5 things not prohibited during Ramadan 

Things NOT PROHIBITED during Ramadan in Dubai Travel Saga Tourism

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan in Dubai is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is regarded as the holiest month of the year as it was the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet.

Therefore, during Ramadan, capable Muslims are required to refrain from eating and drinking from pre-dawn to sunset. Moreover, fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Additionally, the other four are faith (shahadah), prayer (salah), charitable giving (zakat) and the pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj). 

What are the things to remember during Ramadan in Dubai?

Let’s dive into the world of culture and discuss what are the things which are not prohibited during the holy month of Ramadan.

1. Cultural Amenities

Ramadan in Dubai is fascinating because it is an urban city, with cultural diversity. Hence, all observe it with respect and honour in its true form. Firstly, Dubai entertains people with concerts and shows. Secondly, people spend the month to self examine, volunteer and strengthen bonds. 

2. Shopping

  • Enjoying shopping at discounted rates during Ramadan is very deeply rooted in the modern culture of this magnificent city. Dubai hosts some great Ramadan celebrations including some night markets to visit with family and friends.
  • Ramadan Markets: Traditional markets are a big part of what makes this city so special during Ramadan. Moreover, sellers set up stalls to serve shoppers from sunset until the early hours of the morning. 2025 is no exception with several Ramadan markets popping up across the city. Check out our blog on Ramadan Market 2025 for more information.

3. Enjoyment opportunities

The city takes on a celebratory mood past sunset after the breaking, and you’ll find people at night markets and shopping malls around the city. Some entertainment options you can check out are plays and theatres, City Walk, the Al Fahidi neighbourhood, yoga classes, and swimming.  

  • Ramadan Canons: Dubai continues an age old practice of firing cannons at the end of the daily fast. It is indeed a fun experience to witness as members of police and law forces line up and follow a professional proceeding to fire the cannons. Thus, you can find Ramadan canons in the following locations: Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah and Al Seef.

4. Emirati experience

  • Iftar and Suhoor in Ramadan Tents: Indeed, the best way to start or end your fast is in Ramadan Tents. Moreover, these tents are organised all over the city. Additionally, splendid interiors, authentic Emirati cuisine, and traditional activities are the highlight of these tents. So, here are the must visit Ramadan tents: Asateer Tent, Al Majlis, Jumeirah Emirates Tower and QD’s.  

5. Outdoor Recreation

The holy month of Ramadan does not prohibit many outdoor recreation activities. So, here are some activities which you can check out:

    • Desert Safari: Dashing through the red sands, in a 4X4 vehicle, over the dunes you go, laughing all the way, hey! Desert Safari is the best way to enjoy Ramadan in Dubai. 
    • Theme Parks: From Dubai Parks and Resorts to IMG world of adventure, the magic of the theme parks makes you feel like an avenger. So, what are you waiting for? Come along. Hop on your rides, this is where you belong.
    • Watersports: From sunrise to sunset, the Arabian water shines bright, with watersports to cherish from morning to night. So, dive right in, and make a splash, in Dubai’s wonders, let the fun moments smash. 
  • Burj Khalifa: Where heights meet the sky, Burj Khalifa a symbol of Dubai, reaching so high. From observation decks to the city’s highlights, experience the wonders of the city from suhoor to iftari nights. 

What are the important points to remember during Ramadan in Dubai?

  • Respect the city’s customs and culture and abide by the government’s Ramadan regulations.
  • Be considerate of others who are fasting when eating and drinking in public areas.
  • Try to extend the traditional Ramadan greetings of “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” to everyone you meet.
  • Take into consideration that both governmental and commercial sector workers have shortened workdays during Ramadan.
  • When planning your Iftar and Suhoor meals, make sure to make reservations as restaurants are usually very busy during Ramadan.
  • Before Ramadan starts, familiarise yourself with the timing of Suhoor and Iftar. You should also prepare for traffic during those hours as individuals who are fasting may be rushing to get home.

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The holy month of Ramadan is significant to many Emiratis and tourists of Dubai. But that does not mean fast paced Dubai will slow down. It indeed offers many activities for you to try. Fully immerse yourself in the Arabic culture during Ramadan.

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