Spirit of Ramadan, Holy month in Dubai
Ramadan starts in the UAE tomorrow, Wed. July 10th, and across the world people are preparing to celebrate the holy month with their family and friends.
Annual events like Ramadan and other festive seasons act as milestones in our hectic lives that give us an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the next one.
Ramadan, like many holidays, is observed with special traditions: inviting neighbors and foreigners for iftar, breaking fasts with some dates and camel milk, meeting up with friends to play tawla in the evenings, or enjoying an extra serving of umm ali at suhoor.
Dubai is home to residents and visitors from more than 180 countries and many different faiths, but Ramadan is a time for everyone to share in the special atmosphere of this holy month. For those of us who are in Dubai without our families or happening to be visiting during the Holy Month, hotels and restaurants across Dubai organize iftars and suhoors where everyone is welcome to enjoy the spirit of peaceful introspection that Ramadan inspires.
Ramadan tents are a perfect place to catch up with friends and enjoy the relaxed mood of long evenings, and between us - Kempinski Hotel & Residences may just have the best offer on the Palm. Iftar buffet is offered at AED175 per person, suhoor package includes classic Arabic mezze, Moroccan tea and one shisha for AED 60 per person…yes, you read that right: six-zero… sixty dirhams.Ramadan Kareem to all of you from us and our team of international Chefs who will be serving you Ramadan delicacies during this holy month.
If shisha, chai maghrebi, and oud music aren’t your thing malls across Dubai will be open for shopping and dining into the wee hours.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? How will you be spending Ramadan this year?