Dubai is a city that is known for its vibrancy and cultural diversity, a city that never ceases to amaze visitors with its unique blend of modern and traditional elements. During the month of April, the city celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, which is a time of spiritual reflection and devotion for Muslims around the world. If you are planning to visit Dubai during this time, there are several things that you can do to experience the local culture and traditions. Here are some of the things that you can do in Dubai during the month of Ramadan.


Hai Ramadan at Expo City Dubai

Get ready to embark on a magical journey through the Islamic world with Hai Ramadan! This exciting event promises to take you on an enchanting tour of traditional Emirati neighbourhoods, followed by the vibrant and diverse cultures of the Levant, North Africa, South Asia, and the contemporary Arabian Gulf. Indulge in regional and international cuisine, from mouth-watering street food to irresistible gastronomic delights, as you experience the joy of breaking fast and sharing a meal with your loved ones during the holy month. Come and explore the rich traditions and cultural diversity of the Islamic world with Hai Ramadan – an unforgettable adventure awaits!


Visit Cultural Centers and Museums 

Immerse yourself in the city’s rich cultural heritage by visiting its top cultural attractions. Explore the Dubai Museum, the oldest building in the city, to learn about the UAE’s history and beginnings. Take a stroll through the charming Al Fahidi Historical District and explore the winding alleys between traditional wind towers, where you can get a glimpse of old Dubai. 

The district also houses the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), where you can learn more about Emirati culture and traditions. Join their special Ramadan events, including traditional Iftar meals where you can feast on delicious local dishes and ask questions of Emirati presenters. These experiences are sure to be unforgettable, whether you are a tourist or a resident. So, come and explore Dubai’s cultural attractions this Ramadan and make memories that will last a lifetime!


Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Ramadan Programme

Embrace the warm hospitality of Arabia as you gather with your loved ones beneath the iconic dome of the museum. From 5:30 PM to Midnight, immerse yourself in audio-visual experiences that are truly one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss out on the incredible augmented reality of the Damascene courtyard around the Ottoman Pavement or the stunning projections of Physiognomy, Land, and Territory by the talented Emirati artist, Ahmad Saeed Al Areef Al Dhaheri.


Watch Burj Khlaifa’s Eid light show

Visitors and residents in the UAE are in for a spectacular treat during the long Eid Al Fitr holiday, with never-before-seen light shows on the world’s tallest tower and a new Dubai Fountain show. The LED light displays will illuminate Burj Khalifa and the Downtown Dubai skyline, choreographed in a stylish blend with the iconic Dubai Fountain. The Fountain shows will be running at extra timings during the long weekend, with afternoon shows between 2 pm-5 pm and evening shows from 6 pm-11 pm, including a show every 30 minutes.



Iftar at the Dubai Opera

Looking for a luxurious and indulgent Iftar experience this Ramadan? Look no further than the Dubai Opera’s extravagant Iftar buffet feast at the Banquet Hall! Immerse yourself in the surreal surroundings of the Dubai Opera as you feast on authentic International and Arabic cuisine, complete with live carving stations, delectable desserts, and refreshing Ramadan juices. The Arabic melodies and live entertainment will transport you to another world, adding to the already unforgettable experience.


Iftar at Legoland Dubai

The Bricks Family Restaurant is hosting an Arabic-International-inspired Bricktacular Iftar buffet, featuring a mouth-watering spread of Emirati, Egyptian, Syrian, and Lebanese delicacies. While parents indulge in the delectable dishes, kids can enjoy their very own dedicated children’s buffet filled with all their favorite treats, including chicken popcorn, rainbow puree, BBQ hot dogs with fries, cheese canapes, pinwheel canapes, and Spinach waffles. With such a diverse and delicious spread, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at LEGOLAND Dubai’s Bricktacular Iftar buffet. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable culinary adventure that’s sure to delight both adults and children alike!


Suhoor at Address Fountain Views

Indulge in the special edition a la carte menu, which includes a delicious assortment of hot and cold mezze, appetizers, soup, saj manakish, and so much more. Not only that, but the menu also features Indian and international dishes, as well as Arabian classics, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, you can savor your suhoor in a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai at Fountain Views. So, make your way to The Lounge and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable suhoor experience this Ramadan!


Ramadan Street Food Festival

Are you a foodie on the lookout for your next culinary adventure in Dubai? From March 31 to April 9, Sheikh Hamdan Colony in Karama will be transformed into a food lover’s paradise, with over 55 participating restaurants offering special iftar and suhoor menus and meal deals. Feast on everything from savory kebabs to delectable sweets, all while discovering hidden culinary gems in the city.

This festival celebrates the rich culture and heritage of Dubai, offering gourmands the chance to explore new flavors and cuisines. Sample incredible dishes and sweets from a variety of international cuisines, including Asian favorites that will evoke memories of home for many. Along with delicious food, you can also expect picture-perfect Ramadan lights and plenty of fun entertainment to keep you and your loved ones entertained.

It is a great time to learn about the local culture and experience the hospitality of the Emirati people. Visitors can participate in several activities and events that celebrate the local traditions and customs. So what are you waiting for?

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