Ramadan in UAE 2017
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the month of blessings, forgiveness, charity, fasting and control over one’s desires. People congregate with friends, family and relatives to share the rewards of Allah.
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The Ramadan period also sees Emirati hospitality at its supreme best, as Iftars are common across Dubai binding people of all nationalities in the spirit of Ramadan.
Dates of Ramadan in the UAE 2017
The holy season begins with the sighting of the crescent moon on the evening following the new moon and lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the lunar cycle.
This year Ramadan in UAE begins Expected by Friday, 26 May 2017. (Ramadan months start and end date is confirmed on the basis of moon-sighting)
The fast commences at dawn after the Al Fajr Morning Prayer and ends at dusk after the Al Maghrib Sunset prayer.
Dubai maintains the best spiritual fervor for the holy month of Ramadan. There will be a host of activities both Government and privately organised. The retail sector generates a thriving income during this period.
The Ramadan Night Markets deserve special mention. They stay open till the wee hours and offer a variety of shopping and dining options. The Ramadan Majlis offers the finest Arabian cuisine every night during the holy month.
Here are few health tips while fasting during Ramadan:
1. Don’t skip meals:
Avoid skipping meals, especially the Suhoor meal.
2. Go slow when you break your fast:
Dates with laban, juices with fruits or dried fruit or soups are the perfect choice of foods to opt for when you break your fast.
3. Foods to be avoided:
Fasting can often increase gastric acidity levels in the stomach. This experience can be avoided by eating foods rich in fibre.
4. What to drink:
Drinks with high caffeine content should be avoided. The ideal beverage would be water.
5. Workout (Mildly):
Light physical activity is also recommended and will keep your body supple and fit.
— at Holiday Inn – Al Barsha, Dubai.
Feel the spirit and joy of Ramadan in Dubai.