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Ramadan activities and experiences in Dubai

Fri, March 25, 2022

Look forward to late-night shopping, sporting challenges and cultural experiences this Ramadan in Dubai.

Look forward to late-night shopping, sporting challenges and cultural experiences this Ramadan in Dubai.


Discover traditional dining in Dubai

Experience the best of Emirati hospitality with an array of iftar and suhoor specials across the city. From Madinat Jumeirah’s decadent spread to Chef’s Edition dinners and limited-edition menus at Time Out Market, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Savour chef Atef’s succulent meat dishes at The Majlis or break your fast at Dubai Opera’s elegant affair. You can even head to Global Village to eat, shop and enjoy cultural entertainment all month long.

Capture the spirit of Ramadan


Take a deep dive into the city's heritage with a photo session led by Gulf Photo Plus. The walk takes you on a journey exploring the bustling alleyways of Karama, one of Dubai's older districts that comes alive at night with vibrant sights and sounds. The tour is led by a photography expert, who'll be offering tips and tricks to hone your skills whether you're keen to shoot with a camera or smartphone.

Ramadan Photo Walk: Karama Suhoor Stroll
  • 2 Apr 2022 - 16 Apr 2022
  • Pizza Hut, Karama

Take on a new challenge

NAS Challenge
The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament is back for its ninth edition from 2-17 April, with incredible crash prizes. Get in the competitive spirit and go head to head with sports enthusiasts from all over the city. Sign up for the NAS Run and complete a 5km or 10km course, ride along for 75kms as part of the NAS Cycling Championship, or serve up your bestat the NAS Padel Championships.

Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament
Health & Fitness
  • 2 Apr 2022 - 17 Apr 2022
  • Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex

Go the distance this month


Get into gear for Return to Racing's Ramadan edition this April. Avid cyclists above the age of 16 can pick their teams and participate in the Time Trial Bike or the Road Bike categories. As the sun sets, pedal speedily along the 15km course at the Al Qudra Cycling Track as winners in each category will be awarded finalist medals.

Return to Racing: The Tour
  • 1 Dec 2022 - 3 Dec 2022
  • Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve

Enjoy beats, bites and vibes

Ripe Market
The popular Ripe Market at Academy Park will be transformed into a night carnival every weekend from 2 April to 29 May. Once the sun goes down, the park comes alive with an outdoor cinema, bouncy castles, live music and flavourful iftar feasts from food trucks. You can also pick up artisanal gifts from local makers while the little ones enjoy henna art and special games.
Ripe at Night
  • 29 May 2022
  • Dubai Police Academy Park

Discover special finds at malls

During Ramadan, the city’s malls light up with beautiful decorations, incredible deals and special collections. Check out Ibn Battuta Mall's pop-up Reflection Room adorned with lanterns and mirrors, or make your way to Dragon Mart for themed night markets. There are daily giveaways and delicious iftar offers at Dubai Festival City Mall, and plenty more Ramadan promotions to take advantage of across the city. If you’re keen to share your blessings this season, stop by Mercato Shopping Mall where charity initiatives see food and toys donated to families in need.


Learn something new

Jameel Arts
This Ramadan, Jameel Arts Centre is hosting two fun nights with lots of different activities like soap-making and food sculpting for the whole family to enjoy. Learn how to reuse waste material and make lightweight objects, create your own DIY picture frames and customise cloth bags with a print of your choice. While there, shop seasonal finds at the Art Jameel Shop, explore the galleries, or grab a bite at the local food kiosks.

Ramadan Nights at Jameel Arts Centre
Arts & Culture
  • 9 Apr 2022 - 16 Apr 2022
  • Jameel Arts Centre

Explore the city's creative side

Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

The Al Quoz hotspot Alserkal Avenue is a hub for cultural expositions and events during the holy month. Discover Nja Mahdaoui's third solo show, JAFR, at Elmarsa Gallery, which features paintings inspired by Arabic calligraphy. At Custot Gallery, you can check out Voyage d’hiver, by contemporary abstract painter, Fabienne Verdier. Afterwards, step into the Leila Heller Gallery to explore the latest works by Iranian artist Reza Derakshani.

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