Have you ever considered visiting Dubai during Ramadan?
Dubai, also known as the City of Black Gold, has a world-class infrastructure, luxury shopping Malls, imposing skyscrapers, and remarkable modern Architecture with exotic nightlife. Dubai celebrates its rich cultural heritage with aplomb. The city is a traveler’s delight and a prefered destination for shopoholics.
However, if one wishes to experience the Islamic traditions, Ramadan is the best month to visit Dubai. I had experienced visiting Dubai during Ramadan. Though, one needs to be responsible and considerate enough towards the Islamic culture during Ramadan. Even though it is not the ideal time for tourism to this part of the world, the experience is definitely going to be culturally enriching and a unique one.
TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN DUBAI DURING RAMADAN
During Ramadan, a lot of tourist attractions remain shut for travelers. Though, a few are still open for those who prefer to travel to Dubai during the holy month. Let’s find out the tourist attractions which can be visited during Ramadan.
The Beautiful Mosques in Dubai
The Grand Jumeirah Mosque, Khalifa Al Tajer, Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque are some of the most important mosques in Dubai. Grand Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most popular ones and a must-visit, where one can take the help of travel guides to explore as they would be able to make you understand the religious and cultural importance of this time of the year.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the World and an architectural wonder. The aerial view of Dubai from the top of Burj Khalifa is jaw-dropping. A visit to Burj Khalifa during the Ramadan month is a lot cheaper, but the only thing to remember is that food and drink is not served during this time of the year.
Ramadan Night Market
A visit to the night market in Dubai during Ramadan is a must. The market offers a wide range of products ranging from electronics, toys, health and beauty products, jewelry, perfumes, personal care, handicrafts, clothing, etc. There are over 400 outlets from where one can shop and is very popular amongst the tourists. The market has something for everybody and also offers a wide array of food to satiate your taste buds.
Visiting Dubai Museums during Ramadan is a good idea. The Museums are less crowded and it is the perfect time to educate yourself about the rich culture and traditions of this part of the World. One can visit the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort, the Camel Museum in Al Shandagha District, or the Etihad Museum in Jumeirah 1, to name a few.
VISA FOR DUBAI
You can apply for Dubai Visa online without any hassles. Depending on the purpose and duration of the trip, one can apply visa for 14 days, 30 days, or 90 days. Due to Covid, the visa fee includes an insurance fee along with the normal visa fee. The Visa fee varies based on the duration of your trip to Dubai.
WHAT NOT TO DO IN DUBAI DURING RAMADAN
- The tourists should refrain from eating (even chewing gum), drinking, or smoking in public during Ramadan in Dubai.
- Pay respect to those fasting during Ramadan.
- Women and men are advised to cover their shoulders and their legs at least down to the knees in public during Ramadan in Dubai.
- Don’t indulge in any disrespectful activities to hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community during Ramadan. Failing to do so may result in legal consequences such as a fine.
- Many restaurants are open for tourists during Ramadan in Dubai where you can have your lunch and snacks.
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