by Out and About Mag.

It's Ramadan in Dubai - a time for residents and visitors to enjoy the unique spirit and ambience in the city during this month of reflection and generosity and create special memories with family and friends. With Ramadan in Dubai taking place until April, it's also the ideal time to embrace the great weather, with al fresco activities across the city.  


Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has curated various cultural experiences outdoors, including the ever-popular Ramadan markets, unforgettable Iftars and Suhoors, festive lighting and fireworks, and sports and fitness activities at locations citywide.    


Soak in the seasonal spirit this Ramadan in Dubai with festive lighting installations at locations across the city - lighting up streets, shopping destinations and iconic locales to celebrate the Holy Month. 

Ramadan in Dubai Reflections features immersive building projection accompanied by lanterns lighting the way at Al Seef until April 22 and Al Habai Mosque from March 28 to April 10.  

Dubai Frame and Ain Dubai are lighting up for Ramadan with an extra-special projection at Ain Dubai. Witness the IMAGINE Ramadan projection daily throughout the Holy Month at Festival Bay in Dubai Festival City Mall. 

Fireworks will light up the skies on April 1 at The Beach, Bluewaters, and JBR, on April 8 at Al Seef, and on April 15 at Dubai Festival City Mall with the spectacular Ramadan Fireworks Nights


Ramadan markets and pop-up experiences across Dubai are the perfect place to spend time with family and loved ones in an ambience that is unique to this time of the year. 

Discover Al Rigga Night Market, an outdoor market that offers great fun every day through April 30 from 4 pm to midnight and is free to enter. This night market, which can be found on Al Rigga Street, is the ideal location to purchase seasonal items for Ramadan, clothing, accessories, and more. Foodies can sample Asian street food and flavours from all over the world.  

Visit the Ripe Market Academy Park Ramadan Souk from April 1 to April 30 30 between 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 7 pm on Sunday to explore oriental goods at the Ramadan Souk by local merchants and enjoy Middle Eastern treats. Bring down the whole family to experience the various activities and get some henna done, visit the calligraphy artist, and let the kids try their hand at arts and crafts. Entry is AED 5 for adults, and free for children below 12 years old, seniors above 60, and people of determination. 

Enjoy the great outdoors in the mountains at Hatta Hub. Eat, relax, and play in an inspiring environment while sampling international cuisines, browsing through the host of retail outlets, and enjoying a range of entertainment from 4 pm to 12 am daily, from March 30 until May 1. 

Visit Al Barsha Pond Park from 4 pm to 12 am from March 30 until May 1 for Al Barsha Park Ramadan Market. Perfect for spending time with families and friends, there are international delicacies to sample, along with seasonal entertainment, contests and local retail offerings. 

Running every night until April 22, Al Seef is hosting Ramadan Art Nights & Lights. Keep the whole family entertained all evening with live Ramadan music, quiz nights, and storytelling, from iftar to Suhoor. There is something for everyone at Al Seef, including scrumptious dining options, a Ramadan street market, striking art and lighting installations, and a spectacular fireworks display on April 8. 

Until April 21, Bluewaters offers a range of fun activities and true Emirati hospitality every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Take a photobooth photoshoot with traditional props and clothing, or sample free henna designs while enjoying the Ramadan ambience and beautiful performances by Oud and Qanon players.  

Experience Ramadan Wonders at Global Village with family and friends, and explore the Ramadan Market, Majlis of the World, or choose from a variety of delicious cuisines for iftar and Suhoor daily from 6 pm. 

Make a note in the diary for the unmissable Al Marmoom Heritage Festival, which runs from 6 to April 18, and celebrate Emirati culture and preserved Arabian traditions. With almost two weeks of entertainment, the festival features daily camel races, live concerts, and international dance shows for an evening rich in heritage. 


From March 21 to April 22, sample appetising dishes covering everything from street food, to regional favourites and international delicacies at Expo City's Hai Ramadan. What's more, catch a performance at Al Wasl Plaza, browse unique markets, sign up for sporting and wellness activities or send the little ones to workshops and engaging games from 5 pm to midnight. 

Celebrate Ramadan at Jumeirah Emirates Towers until April 20 with a wonderful iftar and Suhoor at Terrace Between the Towers on level 1, offering a luxury buffet with Middle Eastern favourites and international dishes, along with live entertainment from sunset to 3 am. On the ground floor, visit the Ramadan District to experience customary Ramadan practices and participate in a range of activities, or indulge in the various food and entertainment opportunities up for visitors to enjoy from 6 pm to 2 am, starting March 30. Individual reservations are priced at AED 295 per guest for iftar and AED 220 per guest for Suhoor. 

Check out the Ramadan Night Market in partnership with Ace Carpet at Souk Al Marfa from 8 pm to 2 am every day until April 25. Explore a variety of F&B concepts and shop from an array of fashion and jewellery at the waterfront destination while kids enjoy the inflatables, activities and interactive workshops.  



A unique foodie adventure awaits at the Ramadan Street Food Fest from March 31 to April 9. Take to Dubai's streets in the Sheikh Hamdan Colony, Al Karama, for iftar and suhoor and sample incredible flavours with various authentic and traditional foods. 

As well as traditional Ramadan tents where people gather together to break their fast and enjoy Iftar and Suhoor meals and music and cultural performances, there are also plenty of outdoor dining options to explore this Ramadan in Dubai.  

For an outdoor Iftar, head over with loved ones to the garden area at Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph collection until April 21, and enjoy authentic delicacies, including hot and cold mezze, live cooking stations and more. Iftar begins at sunset and ends at 9 pm, priced at AED 190 per person, while Suhoor runs from 9 pm till 1 am, priced as per consumption.  

Visit the Palm Garden at Park Hyatt Dubai to enjoy an exquisite Ramadan feast with loved ones. Choose from a wide variety of international and traditional dishes crafted by talented chefs for iftar from sunset to 8:30 pm at AED 325 per person and from the a la carte menu for Suhoor, starting 9:30 pm to 1 am throughout the month of Ramadan. 

Make sure not to miss out on the authentic outdoor iftar buffet at Al Mashowa at Riverland™ Dubai, at AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children between the ages of five to ten, from March 31 to April 20 between 7 pm to 9 pm. The traditional Emirati seafood restaurant offers age-old traditional recipes, as well as a live barbeque and beverage station. 

Enjoy sweeping views of the racecourse and the magnificent Dubai cityscape at dusk at the highest point on Meydan Racecourse, The Sky Bubble, which provides a five-star buffet for the first time. After sunset, stuffed Medjool dates and apricots are placed on the table for guests to consume before a delectable spread of food is served. The Sky Bubble Iftar package costs AED 600 for adults and AED 300 for children (3-12). Every evening until midnight, the outdoor market is open to visitors free of charge.  


There are also plenty of activities to help residents and visitors maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout Ramadan, with many designed to encourage keeping fit together with family and friends, plus a range of sporting events to watch and enjoy.  

The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament takes place at 9 am on April 13 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, and athletes and sports enthusiasts can demonstrate their skills. In a real fitness test, compete in six categories: running, cycling, padel tennis, jiu-jitsu, volleyball, and wheelchair basketball. 

A world-class polo tournament, the Polo Masters Cup is the second trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. The tournament is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai. From 3 to April 8, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club will host the 6 to 8-goal handicap championship sporting event. Choose from various seating options, including lawn picnics and fine dining.  

The GRIT+TONIC Relay Triathlon at Al Mamzar Beach Park is an event open to all above 12 on April 3. Participate in teams of two or three across multiple challenges such as swimming, biking and racing to win a prize. Tickets begin at AED 175. 

Stay healthy this Ramadan with the various Ramadan fitness activities taking place, such as the Padel Tennis Tournament at 5 pm on March 26 in Central Padel Dubai, Night Runs at D3 at 7:30 pm on March 27, or the Desert Road Runners Iftar Challenge in the Dubai Autodrome, at 7 pm on March 30. On April 1, families can participate in the Spinneys Family Fun Run Series together at 7 am in Al Furjan Pavilion Mall. A challenging trail run and outdoor adventure await with Night Spartan Trail on April 8 at Jebel Ali Racecourse. The finishers will receive a t-shirt and a medal.  

The Dubai Offshore Sailing Club is hosting a series of events such as the Offshore Sailing Series at 8 am on April 1, Kite Sailing at 8 am on April 1 and 2, the Wednesday Night Pursuit Race on April 5 at 5 pm, the Keelboat Commodore's Cup on April 8 at 8 am, and more. 

There is something for everyone this Ramadan in Dubai - all are welcome to enjoy and participate in unique cultural experiences and create special, memorable moments across the city. For more information, visit @StyledByDubai and @CelebrateDubai on social media channels and the website



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