Religion may seem intimidating and uninviting at times. People around the world who don’t know much about Ramadan may avoid Dubai altogether. But, if they do visit, they would be surprised at how wrong they had been.
You shouldn’t miss out on experiencing something new and visit Dubai anyways. You will definitely have a change of heart and fall in love with it. Ramadan is one of the most religious months for Muslims. Your trip will not be hampered in any way.
Instead, you would come back with a completely new perspective. So do plan your trip to Dubai during this time and do not cancel it just because it is coinciding with Ramadan. You never know of the positivity’s and the actual spirit and culture of the city until you actually go. You are technically not allowed to eat during the day. But, there are a number of other things to do in Dubai.
Again going into the technicalities, the eating rule doesn’t apply to non-Muslims. You can eat and drink out in the open. But, out of respect, it’s better to do in private. Plus, the majority of the eateries are not operational during the day. Though there are those restaurants and cafes that are operational during the fasting hours. Tourists can make their way to those places. Apart from that, there are a number of obvious Ramadan rules that everyone should keep in mind.
As a Muslim city, you have to be sure of covering up either way.
But during Ramadan, you have to be a little more conscious. Cover up even more when dressing during Ramadan. It would count as a silent respectful nod towards the Muslim beliefs. You don’t have to wear their traditional clothing or cover your heads. You just need to be modestly dressed. Also, avoid swimming in your hotel pool along with the beach during the daytime. If you are out near dusk, it’s time for Muslims to open their fasts. It is the best time to get free food. The spirit of giving and friendship runs higher during Ramadan. People on the streets offer Ramadan food for free. It is completely okay to accept it. It is a part of the Ramadan traditions to share with as many people as possible. Regardless of their faith, belief, religion, color, race, class, and everything else. Everyone is human at the end of the day.
Alcohol is banned in Dubai public areas with or without Ramadan. You can land in trouble with the law if you consume it in public. You can consume it in private or ask about places that cater to non-Muslims.
There are no special Dubai Ramadan rules for tourists, as it is just the same all year long. You have to be respectful and be covered properly. You will find the most generous people during this time. It’s also a great time to not spend money on food when everyone is opening their fast. You can enjoy all the regular activities in Dubai without any hassle. All you have to do is not have food and water during the day in public.
Tourists from around the world, be it the UK, France, and South Africa can apply for the visa at DubaiVisa.com. Spending Ramadan in Dubai is an experience you will remember. For your next trip to Dubai, you can even plan it around Ramadan holidays. You will not feel out of place one bit. Tourists are welcomed with open arms. Treated one and the same. It is also a great time for those people who want to experience Dubai with a new perspective.