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Treasure the Everlasting Moments in Dubai during RamadanRamadan is a second to none time for relishing luxury Dubai holidays and take back a bag full of memorable experiences. It is a time when shopping, eating and feting scene gets all the more unique and invigorating.Date : Saturday, July 21, 2012 The reverent month of Ramadan is celebrated in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and its start is confirmed by the sighting of moon. Ramadan dates vary according to the cycle of the moon. It is a time when Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting from before dawn break till sunset and break the fast with some dates and juice or by having a larger main meal late in the evening. The end of Ramadan is followed by a public holiday Eid ul-Fitr, celebrated with great aplomb and includes feasting and visiting family and friends. Ramadan is a time when the dazzling city of Dubai transforms into a devout land. It is when the cultural fervour diffuses through the atmosphere and shines amid the magnificent marvels of the city. One can experience the extraordinary air infused with a blend of spirituality and modernistic charm and can behold the unique spectacle of integrity when assorted nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan.
Ramadan in DubaiThe mesmerizing metropolis of Dubai is once again gearing up for Ramadan 2012. The 30 day fasting month is kicking off from 20th July and will continue till 18th August 2012. Ramadan 2012 will be observed with utter devotion and sincerity. Restaurants and shops will remain closed during the day, and public eating will be strictly prohibited. At night, the joie de vivre of Dubai will enliven up again and will open door to unforgettable revelries and feasting. For cultural aficionados who are consumed by wanderlust, Ramadan 2012 is undeniably the best time to visit Dubai. They can soak up the warmth of spirituality and cultural aura during Ramadan days and fete at night. Since the fasting month is considered as the off season for tourists, the cheap airfares and reasonable accommodation tariffs will add extra icing on the cake.
ShoppingAlready a paradise for shoppers, Dubai will get all the more breathtaking during Ramadan 2012 and will turn into a haven for retail therapists. The enchanting metropolis strewn with countless shopping malls, high-end boutiques and chic stores will offer vast opportunities to satiate the longings. Most of the retail outlets, shopping streets and shopping malls will remain open till late at night, making it an ideal time for indulging in orgy of shopping. Dubai Marina, the largest mall in Dubai in Downtown Dubai and Palm Jumeirah, a captivating, artificial archipelago are among the splendid destinations to head for basking in the glory of Dubai, an Eden for shopping. Many stores and malls will shell out luring discounts and deals for shoppers on holidays during Ramadan 2012.
Eating OutAs the sun bows out for another day, Iftar (evening meal when Muslims break their fast) feast begins in Dubai and overwhelms one with delectable delicacies and merrymaking. Almost every fine dining eatery in the city set up tents and serves utterly scrumptious Ramadan cuisines for locals as well as tourists. Sybarites who are planning luxury Dubai holidays during Ramadan 2012 will be awed by the gourmet dining options. Epicureans can make way to Al Khaima in Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa for gathering the authentic Ramadan experiences and gorging on the special menus while Azur in lavish Raffles Hotel is a fine option for sedately enjoying the puffs of shisha and weaving the moments of memorable dining experience. Alternatively, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Boulvar in Radisson Blu Hotel, Cavalli Club in Sheikh Zayed Road and JW Marriott are some of the excellent options that will add euphoria and make Iftar experience, a remarkable time of one’s luxury holidays to Dubai during Ramadan.
AccommodationBoasting a seven star hotel and inundated with array of five star hotels, the cosmopolitan city of Dubai is a playground for extravagant travellers and offers vast scope to get pampered with its genial hospitality. Vacationers on Ramadan holidays will feel elated with such abundance and could well face the problem of plenty. Al Maha Resort, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Al Arab, Dubai International Hotel and Holiday Inn Express are some of the plush hotels to choose in Dubai.
Ramadan Holiday TipsPeruse some of the intriguing facts and useful tips to heed if you plan to spend Ramadan 2012 in Dubai.
- Ramadan is a holy month and Muslims would be observing day long fasts. It is illegal to eat or drink in public. Travellers must respect the religious beliefs and they should avoid eating and drinking in public.
- Women travellers must dress decently and conservatively.
- Most of the businesses establishments and restaurants cease operations during the day. Try to plan in advance and pack lunches for warding off the troubles.
- If your new Muslim friend is inviting you to a family feast or offering you a special Ramadan sweet, accept it graciously.
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