Festivals in Dubai
Dubai celebrates various festivals and events throughout the year in order to attract tourists and making sure their stay is enjoyable.
Dubai’s cultural ideology is firmly embedded in the Islamic civilization. Here, Islam is more than just a religion, it is a way of life that governs even the smallest of everyday events, from marriages to what to eat and drink.
Ramadan is the sacred 9th month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Holy Koran. Muslims observe fast from dawn till dusk. While fasting, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sexual affairs. Visitors are also required to abstain from consuming these items in public.
Eid Al Fitr also called as ‘Feast of Breaking the Fast’ is a major Muslim festival and is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. The festival is celebrated for three days and starts after the morning prayers. Gifts are also exchanged between the friends and relatives.
Eid Al Adha also called as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ it is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, and it honors the keenness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son for the command of god. The celebrations lasts for four days and a sacrifice is made of a cow, camel, ram etc. depending on the region.