Experiencing Iftar

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Iftar is the meal taken at the allotted time after sunset in the holy month of Ramadan. After fasting throughout the daylight hours people eager for iftar. Traditionally the fast is broken by first eating a date that is followed by other delicacies. Travelling to Dubai during Ramadan is altogether a different experience that any other time of the year and enjoying an iftar meal is unlike any other experience. Iftar meals are taken together in large groups. The atmosphere is merry and festive. Free Iftar meals are given at mosques for the whole community.

Planning your Dubai holidays around Ramadan is light on your pocket as many hotels in Dubai offer attractive rates during this time. Restaurants outdo each other in providing attractive deals for iftar. The gourmet travellers can pamper their taste buds by the lavish iftar feast that awaits them. Tents are put up by some hotels specifically for iftar and consist of sumptuous, savoury and delicious Arabic dishes. Experiencing the revelries and atmosphere of iftar is a close way of getting to know the Arabic culture and connecting to it. The relaxed and yet vibrant atmosphere with people enjoying a fruit flavoured hookah may seem almost decadent. You can even have a drag or two and join in the celebration.

The Al Murooj Rotana, Grand Millennium Dubai, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Shangri-La and One&Only Royal Mirage have great deals for iftar. Visit Dubai during Ramadan this year and soak in the festive atmosphere of iftar.

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