Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, the onset of this month causes some funny misconceptions and thoughts that it’s going to be quiet and slow. While the month of Ramadan is a time for introspection and fasting, there are still plenty of things to do in Dubai.

No one is indeed permitted to eat, drink, or smoke outside, and the summer heat is on. In contrast to what some people prefer to remark when they hear about someone who wants to visit during Ramadan, Dubai has much to offer. Let’s check out 5 activities you must try during Ramadan in Dubai. 

1. Plays and Theatre 

One of the most interesting things you can try in Dubai during Ramadan is watching plays and theatre performances. Dubai is known for its glorious theatres. Thus, visit the La Perle Dubai Show. It brings together 65 artists who create a modern choreographic spectacle fused with light and images projected on the stage. The show features acrobatic feats, dance, and captivating costumes.     

Another place for getting unquestionably entertained is Dubai Opera. It is a 2000 seater, multi format performing arts centre situated in the heart of Dubai. Indeed, it’s a beautiful venue to spend your evening. 

2. No charge places

If you’re looking for a budget friendly place to visit during Ramadan in Dubai, then here are a few options you can explore. Firstly, take a walk on the City Walk, it is a creative lifestyle space where you can live, work and play. Moreover, it is built around movement, sharing and community. Hence, here contemporary creativity flourishes and everyone who visits is inspired to actively seek the unexpected.

Secondly, you can visit the historical Al Fahidi. It is located within the Bur Dubai neighbourhood. Moreover, it is the perfect place to enjoy local cuisine, art and exhibitions of all kinds. Entry to this neighbourhood is free of charge. 

3.  Get adventurous

If you want to get amped up and feel the thrill, then check out the vast options of theme parks and water parks in Dubai. This Ramadan, keep an eye out for special offers on tickets. Also, explore Dubai Parks and Resort tickets from Travel Saga for the best deals. Other theme and water parks you can check out are:

  • The Green Planet
  • Dubai Snow Park
  • Legoland
  • Motiongate
  • IMG World of Adventure
  • Atlantis Aquaventure
  • Legoland Water Park
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark

4. Be charitable

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset, focusing instead on spiritual growth, self-discipline and acts of charity. Central to the spirit of Ramadan is the act of giving, representing values of kindness, compassion and social welfare. 

Thus, try donating any amount of money, or food for iftar and suhoor at your nearest Ramadan tents. Also, you may donate clothes to shelters or volunteer your time to support local charities. Here are Dubai based charities you can support during Ramadan.

  • Emirates Red Crescent
  • Dubai Cares
  • Dar Al Ber
  • UAE Food Bank

5. Ramadan Night Markets

Dubai hosts some great Ramadan celebrations including some night markets to visit with family and friends after Iftari. Additionally, you can also get some iftar dinners in the market itself. Here is a list of 3 major Ramadan markets in Dubai to visit in Ramadan 2024.

  • Ramadan District, Jumeirah Emirates Tower
  • Hai Ramadan, Expo City Dubai
  • Ramadan Souq
  • City Walk Market
  • Ramadan Wonders at Global Village

Read more about Ramadan Night Markets in our blog.

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As we conclude, we see Ramadan is not just a time for self reflection and fasting but a perfect time to explore Dubai and try new things. From appreciating the theatrical performances to getting adventurous. From visiting free landmarks of the city to night markets along with being charitable. Dubai is indeed a cultural hub, with many places and activities waiting to be explored.