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Eid in Dubai - Dubai Eid
By Administrator
 30. August 2011 18:38     , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

Dubai Ramadan has come to an end and with that the celebrations of Eid or more precisely Eid-ul-Fitr will start all across the Muslim world. Eid is another name of festival, celebration and feast and this year for the first time this Eid another shopping festival will be making its mark in Dubai known as “Shoppiesta” standing for Shop, Savor and Celebrate. The spirit of Eid is warmly felt in Dubai with lighted up roads, trees, shopping malls, buildings and glittering landmarks. The celebrations of Eid in Dubai normally starts with a small snack followed by Eid Prayers (Mussala Al Eid). Afterwards neighbors, friends and relatives start hugging and wishing each other "Eid Mubarak" (Have a blessed Eid) or “Id sa‘id” (Have a Happy Eid). Children also enjoy as they mostly make quick pocket money in the form of “Eidi” meaning "gifts of Eid" given to them by their elders....


Music Nights at Shoppiesta
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 12. August 2011 20:42     , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

With DubaiRamadan coming to end and Eidin Dubai is approaching a lot of popular bands and artists will be performing in the upcoming Shoppieta festival. The 5 day festival will have 5 fantastic and entertaining nights where top performers from all over the world will entertain through Live Concerts in Dubai. The concerts will start from 8 in the evening and will carry on till late night. Here is the detail of each of the concerts and the artists. Arabic Night Concert Date: 31st August 2011 Artists: Two Lebanese Singers Nancy Arjam and Melhem Zein will be performing at Meydan in Dubai Filipino Night Concert Date: 1st September 2011 Artists: The popular Pop and R&B band South Border will perform along with the talented yet bold and beautiful Mocha Girls. Once again Filipino night will give a special treat to music lovers. Persian Night Concert Date: 2nd September 2011 Artist: The attraction of Persian night in Dubai is the one and only Googoosh. Attending a live performance of the famous Iranian artists will indeed be a pride for any music lover. Indian Night Dat...


Dubai Shoppiesta on Eid Ul Fitr
By Administrator
 11. August 2011 16:59     , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)

Shoppiesta Start Date: 31st August 2011 Shoppiesta End Date: 4th September 2011 Shoppiesta will be held at : Meydan Shoppiesta Official Site : http://www.shoppiesta.com Shoppiesta Entry Ticket Charges: Dhs 5 Shoppiesta Tickets available at :Enoc/Eppco, Time Out Tickets and Virgin Megastores from the 15th of August 2011. Accommodation in Dubai :http://www.mydubaistay.com Dubai, the city of festivals is all set to celebrate another shopping fiesta named as “Shoppiesta” standing for Shop, Savor and Celebrate and why not as Eid ul-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramadanin Dubai and start of a three day celebration and festivity. But this year with Shoppiesta it will stretch for almost a week starting from 31st August 2011 till 4th September 2011. The first ever consumer lifestyle fair, Shoppiesta will be held at Meydan, home of horse racing event and will offer a premium shopping experience. Organized by Citron one of Dub...


British Expats Told To Respect Ramadan – Foreign Office
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 3. August 2011 17:26     , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (0)
As Muslims all over the world are observing fasts the British Foreign Office has issued a warning to those visiting the Dubai to show respect and to obey laws and customs of the Emirate state. The statement says: "Do not eat, drink or smoke in public view during the daytime (including in your car). This is considered highly disrespectful. It is also against the law and failure to comply could result in arrest. Pregnant, nursing women, and young children are exempt from the provisions, but discretion should be exercised. The majority of eating and drinking establishments will be closed during daylight hours, but you can find some coffee houses with screens that are intended to allow people to eat during the daytime away from public view. Be careful about your dress during Ramadan. Skimpy clothes should not be worn at any time in the UAE, but during Ramadan the standards may be policed even more carefully than usual." The warning did not come as a surprise as only at the end of last month a British resident in Dubai openl...


A Foreigner’s Guide to Ramadan in Dubai
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 29. July 2011 18:25     , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments (5)

When is Ramadan in Dubai starting? When will Dubai Ramadan end? Should we be visiting Dubai in Ramadan? Is Ramadan a bad time for non-muslim tourists who are visiting Dubai? Can we eat during our stay in Dubai in the month of Ramadan? What about kids, can they eat or drink during Ramadan? Is alcohol banned in Dubai during Ramadan? What about malls, concerts and bars are they all closed during fasting hours? Every year the onset of Dubai Ramadan adds interest and intrigue among foreign tourists and Dubai Forums are full of questions to know if Dubai transforms during this holy month or remain the same. The most common questions that are posted include When is Ramadan in Dubai starting? When will Dubai Ramadan end? Should we be visiting Dubai in Ramadan? Is Ramadan a bad time for non-muslim tourists who are visiting Dubai? Can we eat during our stay in Dubai in the month of Ramadan? What about kids, can they eat or drink during Ramadan? Is alcohol banned in Dubai during Ramadan? What about malls, concerts and bars are they all closed during fasting hours? Through this blog we will try to answer all your Dubai Ramadan queries one by one and even if some are left then feel free to contact us and we will answer it right away. To begin with, cast aside your apprehensions as Ramadan is indeed a Holy month but still a large number of non-muslim tourists visit Dubai during Ramadan and find it quite an amazing rather memorable experience as all that is required is to be a sensible and act like a responsive traveler. Now let us answer your questions one by one. What is Ramadan? Ramadan (Ramadhan /Ramadaan /Ramazan /Ramada) is a Muslim religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is believed to be the month in which the Qur'an (Muslim Holy Book) began to be revealed to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(P.B.U.H) almost fourteen centuries ago. During this month the gates of Paradise are open and that of Hell are closed so it’s the time for muslims to wash away their sins and enjoy Allah’s unlimited mercy. Muslims are obligated to fast during this entire month. When is Dubai RAMADAN 2011 starting? In 2011, the Holy month of Ramadan is expected to start on Monday 1st of August 2011 and end around 29 or 30 days later on Tuesday 30th of August 2011 (precise timings will depend on sighting of the new moon). Ramadan is followed by 3 day celebration known as Eid-al-Fitr that marks the end of the fasting time. What is fasting in Islam? Fasting is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam and is mandatory to all able-bodied Muslims. While observing fast Muslims are required not only to abstain completely from all bodily pleasures such as eating, drinking, smoking but also from any type of evil deed in the daylight hours otherwise the fast will be broken. By fasting Muslims learn to suppress their worldly desires and spend more time in reading Holy Quran, praying, meditating, being charitable and all that is required to deepen their faith and purify their souls. Are there people who are exempted from fast? Do kids have to fast too? Fasting is mandatory upon those who are sane, healthy and have reached their puberty thus kids are not obligated to fast. Many families although encourage kids to fast in order to train them for future fasting. How do Muslims celebrate Ramadan in Dubai? Dubai is a city of celebration so it welcomes Ramadan in its own unique way. Families get up early for a meal known as “Suhoor” to commence their fast. After the sun sets, the fast is broken with a meal known as “Iftar”. A traditional way to break Ramadan fast is by having dates and Arabic coffee. It’s because of this change in routine, life in Dubai turns almost upside down as in the day light hours there is little or no activity but the city comes alive at the night. During Ramadan in Dubai you will get a chance to see several large air-conditioned Arabic tents known as Majlis and Jaimas being set up by all the major hotels of Dubai on the famous Dubai beaches or at the rooftops. Ethnic yet luxurious, these tents give visitors an insight of the rich Arabic culture with its Persian carpets, colored-glass lanterns, glowing palm trees and Arabic folk music. Ramadan Tents in Dubai offer visitors a firsthand chance to enjoy Dubai life in its true form. Foreigners can mingle with locals, savor Ramadan buffets of local dishes (such as harees, falafel, matchbous, and balaleet) and enjoy Arabic drinks such as Salep (a milky drink flavored with nuts and cinnamon) or Jallab, (date juice with...


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