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Ramadan Month in the UAE

Ramadan is fast approaching in Dubai. I didn’t realize that it’s already June 2015. This event is going to be a time for fasting. The UAE is a Muslim country and non-Muslims are expected to follow certain rules to avoid penalties and to respect the practices observed in this month.

People are not allowed to eat or drink in public. No loud music, no shouting, no holding hands of the opposite sex. These are some general rules to follow and it wise to be aware of them since we are living in the UAE.

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UAE ramadan month

Schedule of Ramadan 2016

The exact date of Ramadan is not yet final because it depends on the sighting of the moon. But it’s some time from June 6, 2016 – July 7 2016.

As expats and non Muslims,  we are expected to respect the beliefs and practices of our fellow brothers and sisters.

UAE Ramadan Iftar Buffets

On a side note, when fasting is finished for the day, plenty of establishments in Dubai offer Iftar specials. Iftar signals the break of the fast and usually, people tend to celebrate it with a feast. Various restaurants and hotels in Dubai have Iftar buffets available. This happens during night time but is actually the first meal of the day.

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Iftar in Ramadan

Dubai Iftar Buffet Restaurant Reviews

We have tried a few Iftar Ramadan specials in Dubai last year. You can review them here:

Author Bio

I love to explore places in Dubai and take photos of attractions & food trips and share my adventures in this blog. I curently use a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and a GoPro Hero4 Silver when taking pictures. Feel free to browse through the archive!

3 comments… add one
  • Anna Jul 14, 2015, 7:08 am

    Ramadan the holy month which is gowned with fasting and reciteful prayers…I do love the way you meant to convey the ideas.It is really worth.A day before i had green tea cookies for my Iftar. It was really marvellous

    Thanks for sharing us with such an information in this post.Its really worth.Do please share such informations.

  • Shi Howe May 8, 2016, 2:04 am

    Hi Ed, I’ll be visiting Dubai from July 2-7. What can a tourist do/ where to go during the Ramadan period? You might have a previous post about it, can you share the link. Thanks.

    • Ed | DubaiTravelBlog May 11, 2016, 6:47 am

      Hi, you can mostly visit malls during Ramadan as it is also the summer season (so it’s going to be very hot outside). There’s Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall (which offers various spots for leisure – Ski Dubai, Dancing Water Fountain, etc.)

      Also, you may want to try hiring a Big Bus Tour so that you can do some sightseeing while on a bus (airconditioned) in Dubai. You can check it out here –

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