Dubai Transforms into a Cultural Wonderland for #RamadaninDubai Festivities

Dubai Transforms into a Cultural Wonderland for #RamadaninDubai Festivities

Dubai is welcoming residents and visitors to share memorable experiences during Ramadan, as the city transforms for a month of joyful moments.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) invites residents and visitors to partake in the #RamadaninDubai festivities, spanning from March 10th to Eid celebrations. Embracing diversity, over 200 nationalities in Dubai can engage in a unique celebration featuring Iftars, Suhoors, outdoor markets, cultural events, and more. Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of DFRE, emphasizes the rich program's ability to create lasting memories, fostering togetherness, and encouraging exploration of Dubai's culture. The festivities promise a diverse array of experiences, catering to all ages and interests, making this Ramadan a truly special and inclusive time in the city.

Ramadan entertainment

Throughout Ramadan, enchanting fireworks will grace the skies every weekend at Bluewaters, The Beach (JBR), Al Seef, and Dubai Festival City Mall. Scheduled displays from March 15th to April 7th promise a mesmerizing visual treat at 22:00. Complementing the vibrant atmosphere, traditional entertainers like Al-Musaharati and musical performances will captivate audiences at Al Seef, Al Khawaneej Walk, and Bluewaters. The festive spirit extends to younger audiences with beloved characters Modesh and Dana making special appearances at various malls, ensuring a joyous and culturally rich celebration for all.

Flavours of Ramadan

Renowned globally for its gastronomic delights, Dubai elevates its culinary offerings to unprecedented levels this Ramadan. From diverse iftar options in restaurants to communal experiences in dedicated tents, the city promises an authentic community feel accompanied by a rich selection of local and international cuisine, catering to every budget. The Ramadan Street Food Festival, returning for its second edition in Karama from March 22 to April 7, adds a vibrant touch to local flavors. Exceptional iftars await at esteemed hotels, while the Careem 'Everything App' facilitates pre-booked iftar packages with enticing discounts at over 150 venues, enhancing the gastronomic journey for residents and tourists alike.

Ramadan shopping and gifting

Dubai's shopping districts and malls are gearing up for a festive Ramadan, offering themed entertainment, exclusive offers, and prized collections from local and global brands. Dubai Festival City Mall boasts a grand Ramadan tent and night market, while Mall of the Emirates participates in the Hag El Laila celebrations with special collections for kids and a Feed the Future initiative. The Beach, JBR, and City Walk launch the TICKIT campaign, featuring Ramadan Markets and artisanal vendors. City Centre Mirdif introduces Sweet Corner 2.0, while Ibn Battuta and Circle Mall offer a warm Ramadan ambiance. Shoppers can enjoy special offers at Bluewaters, The Outlet Village, and win big in a mega raffle across various participating malls, with AED200,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. The festive spirit extends to CSR initiatives, making Ramadan a time of celebration and generosity across Dubai's vibrant shopping landscape.

Hotel stays and dining offers

Experience quality time with loved ones this Holy Month through exclusive offers from hotels and tourist destinations in Dubai. From lavish Iftars to elevated Suhoors, top-notch hotels like Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, and JW Marriott Marquis are presenting special dining packages. Enjoy family-friendly options, such as children dining for free at LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort. Participating hotels, including Crowne Plaza, SO/ Uptown Dubai, Shangri-La, and Jumeirah properties, offer unique Ramadan menus and experiences, ensuring unforgettable moments for families and friends. Take advantage of value stays and make the most of these special offers during the Holy Month.

Global brand activations

Ramadan brings the opportunity to shop exclusive pieces from some of the world’s best-known brands and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Dubai’s shopping districts and malls.

Brands that will showcase exclusive Ramadan collections include Stella McCartney, which will debut a Ramadan 2024 Rose Capsule collection; Versace, which will unveil the exclusive Middle East Capsule collection; and ALDO, which is launching a curated Ramadan series. Shoppers can also check out top international brands such as Steve Madden, Dune London, Nine West, Charles & Keith and Level Shoes for exclusive pieces, Ramadan collections and deals of the season.


The city will come alive with events for all ages during Ramadan, presenting endless memorable ways to share time together. Youngsters will love watching Masha and the Bear at the Coca Cola Arena on 15 March in a performance full of laughter, music, and adventure. Music fans can share in the vibrant atmosphere and togetherness of the Homayoun Shajarian and Anoushiravan Rohani Live concert in Dubai on 8 April at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Attractions and special offers

Families have plenty of opportunities to create wonderful memories to make throughout the month, with some of Dubai’s best attractions offering special Ramadan offers. The young and young at heart alike will delight in spending a day at the Dubai Dolphinarium, walking through the beautiful Dubai Miracle Garden, spotting celebrities at Madame Tussauds Dubai or enjoying the magic of the OliOli Children's Museum.

Wellness and sporting events

Dubai presents a diverse and inclusive Ramadan celebration, featuring outdoor fitness events like the Skechers Performance Run Series and Dubai Harbour Night Run. Sports enthusiasts can anticipate the prestigious Dubai World Cup 2024 at Meydan Racecourse and the thrilling Polo Masters Cup 2024 at the Habtoor Polo Resort & Spa. Witness history at the first-ever EuroLeague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Qualifier at the Coca-Cola Arena, showcasing under-18 teams competing for a spot in the Berlin finals.

The #RamadaninDubai campaign, under the Dubai Media Council, unites public and private sectors to celebrate the Holy Month, emphasizing cultural heritage and traditions. Spearheaded by Brand Dubai, the initiative aims to infuse the city with the genuine essence of Ramadan, embracing Emirati customs and traditions for a truly special occasion.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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