Ramadan 2011: Dream Holidays in Dubai

AP / Kamran Jebreili

Dubai, a tourist paradise, is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It is an opulent city with great artefacts, attractions and attributes. The emirate resembles a dreamland where everything is crafted with elegant designs and dedications. God has bestowed the city with a kaleidoscopic appeal with the power to lure anybody. The city is a top-notch tourist spot and an open treasury of collectibles. With its booming tourism industry, almost thousands of people visit the city in search of great time and leisure. A trip to Dubai in the month of Ramadan is a great idea because the city is at its full festive mood with huge offers in flights, hotels, and shopping malls. A fresh air of celebration blows in nooks and corners of the city.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. A pious festival when Muslims fast from morning to evening every day. It is related to the Islamic lunar months and depends on the sighting of the new moon. It starts on a different day each year. In 2011, Ramadan is supposed to start around August 1st until August 30th. During the period of Ramadan, Muslims follow strict disciplines. They don’t drink and smoke, and avoid sex. Also, they prohibit themselves from drinking of water and swallowing of spit throughout fast.

Planning for Dubai holidays in Ramadan is a good decision because you get a chance to celebrate the other side of Dubai where religious festivities rule rather than tourist attractions of pubbing and nightlife for which the emirate is well known for . Although morning is a bit less enjoyable however, evening is electrifying with lots of foods, dishes, and cuisines. The time is the best to gorge on delectable Arabian cuisine amid various Arabs as they get together with their friends and family to break their fast at sunrise with an Iftar feast.

As of Ramadan, many offices shift its business hours as well some work places are kept completely close. Workers who fast are given special attention. They are given full privilege to shift their working time. No loud music, live entertainment, and concert are allowed in the city. Since Ramadan is a very religious festival therefore, guests are prohibited drinking alcohol, consuming foods, smoking, and chewing gum in public. To care the sentiment of host city, tourists are requested to wear those clothing which relate to a specific dress code.

AP / Kamran Jebreili

Because of Ramadan, the city might look calm and quiet throughout morning. However, tourists can enjoy hotel facilities. They can spend their timing at the hotel’s beaches enjoying lots of water sports such as surfing, parasailing and ski. After day of entertainment, they can join Iftar party. Enjoy eating many cuisines which are especially prepared in the month of Ramadan.

Since Ramadan is an off season in almost all Islamic countries like Dubai, you might get a chance to stay in luxury hotels because they also offer reasonable discounts and festival rebates. Hence, your dream of staying in lavish 5-star hotels in Dubai might get true in upcoming month. Avail special discounts on air tickets in upcoming Ramadan, right now e-book cheap flights to Dubai.

Important Dates*

Ramadan starts: 1 August 2011
Eid ul-Fitr: 30 August 2011

(*As per the calculation of Islamic calendar)

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