Ramadan in Dubai ,Ramadan Dates 2014 in Dubai
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Ramadan 2014 in Dubai will start from 28 June , Saturday and will continue till 27th July, Sunday .
Ramadan is one of the special month for all the muslims.It is an annual muslim festival of fasting,sacrifice and worship.Ramadan is regarded as the holiest month in the Islam calendar because Muslims believe that the Qur'an (or Koran) was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) during the month of Ramadan on the night of Laylat al Qadr (or Laylat ul Qadr), one of the last ten nights of Ramadhan. During the month of Ramadan people observe fasting and avoid food .Muslims do not eat, drink or smoke between sunrise and sunset for the length of Ramadan, and in Dubai everyone must follow this rule. Alcohol is not banned during the Holy Month .
Visit Jumeirah Mosque where tour guides can explain how important this time of year is to Muslims for reflection and prayer, as they use the month to focus on their actions over the past year and to cleanse themselves for Eid al Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan with a celebratory feast.People go to an iftar - the meal muslim break their fast with every evening at sunset. Iftar During Ramadan serving traditional Emirati and Arabic foods like slow cooked lamb and rice, as well as plenty of dates for energy for the next day. Beachside hotels like the Atlantis and Jumeirah Beach Hotel often erect grand iftar tents where people come to eat, play board games and smoke shisha, the flavoured tobacco synonymous with the Middle East that is smoked through a hookah pipe.
During Ramadan, dress codes get more conservative. Dubai is usually relatively liberal, but during the Holy Month women should cover their shoulders and their legs down to their knees when out in public -- carry a pashmina or a shawl if you do not want to wear lots of layers. For men, it is shirts or T-shirts as usual but make sure shorts are knee length. Expect uncomfortable stares or even a fine if you ignore this rule during the Holy Month.
Everyone has to abide by the “do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in public between sunrise and sunset rule” -- and that includes tourists. These laws can be punished with fines or even jail time if broken. Restaurants will not be open during the day, but there are some designated cafes open for non-Muslims hidden away behind curtains in most shopping malls; ask at mall information booths for their location if you need a soft drink or a snack. It’s easy to get dehydrated if you are not used to the summer heat.
Don’t expect bars to open before 8 pm (depending on the time of sunset). Bars are open (clubs are not) during Ramadan, but they will be quieter and will not play any music, live or otherwise. You can still get a drink, however, once the sun goes down.