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Ramadan night-time activities in Dubai

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Ramadan night-time activities in Dubai 20150609T030910 20181211T134627:636801327878347658 Heritage & Culture Ramadan in Dubai is a magical time in Dubai, when the city embraces its Arabian essence and traditions. When the daylong fast is broken, the city comes to life with a festive buzz. Quirky, one-off events occur all over the city, while many malls trade until well after midnight with themed entertainment and special activities. Whether it’s late-night shopping, Iftar feasting, or arts and culture events, it all happens after sunset. Don’t miss our top picks for late-night adventures this Ramadan. Discover how Dubai comes to life after sundown during Ramadan

See Dubai come to life after sundown during Ramadan

Ramadan in Dubai is a magical time, when the city embraces its Arabian traditions. The quieter pace of the day invokes a spirit of calm and introspection – but after sunset, the city comes to life with a festive vibe. Seasonal, one-off events take place across the city, while malls are abuzz with special activities and themed entertainment well after midnight. Whether it’s late-night shopping, arts and cultural events or sports tournaments, you can look forward to 30 days of unique celebrations.

Arts & Culture

Ramadan at Alserkal Avenue

Al Quoz hotspot Alserkal Avenue is a hub for cultural expositions and events during the holy month. This year sees Monday evenings dedicated to different workshops including Mirzam Chocolate Makers on 21 May and Gulf Photo Plus on 4 June, while Wednesdays reprises the Alserkal Lates nights with the galleries and creative concepts remaining open until 11pm – perfect for post-Iftar art browsing. Don’t miss the pop-up Lebanese-themed Iftars at Inked or the Japan-inspired open tent at Chi-Ka.

Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
+971 4 416 1900

Ramadan at Alserkal Avenue

Ramadanization at The Gallery of Light

The annual art exhibition held at The Gallery of Light at DUCTAC returns for its third edition this May. Ramadanization is designed to showcase and celebrate Dubai’s wide-ranging community of artists, and the gallery asks local creatives to produce a piece of work in the medium of their choosing, based on the theme of what Ramadan means to them. The result is a multi-faceted exhibition that never fails to amaze.

14 May - 17 June
Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates
+971 4 341 4777

Ramadanization at The Gallery of Light

Sports & Fitness

Run The Track

A community-led gathering, and a great way to exercise and meet new people during the holy month, this one-off event on 18 May is open to enthusiastic joggers and seasoned runners alike. Choose from three, five and 10-kilometre distances around the Dubai Autodrome track and participate at your own pace or go all out, with the first three finishers in each age category receiving a trophy.

18 May
Dubai Autodrome

Run The Track

NAS Sports Tournament and NAS Night Challenge

Take on a new sporting challenge this Ramadan with the NAS Sport Tournament, taking place at various locations across the city. The 2018 line-up includes two brand new events — 3 vs 3 basketball and Jiu Jitsu — as well as favourites such as fencing, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and a 75km cycling race.

Held from 1-2 June, the NAS Night Challenge, is a community-based obstacle course giving you the opportunity to take part either individually or as part of a team. Taking place at NAS Sports Complex, over 2,000 athletes and visitors are expected during the three-day extravaganza.

Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex
+971 4 383 3833

More entertainment

Burj Khalifa light show

There is perhaps nothing more spectacular than a light show at the world’s tallest building. A truly unparalleled visual experience, the LED light show at the Burj Khalifa is a dazzling and awe-inspiring sight. Every evening after sunset, this hi-tech and highly artistic show will use state-of-the-art video mapping technology to wow visitors.

6 - 31 May
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
+971 84 888 8888

Burj Khalifa light show

Ramadan at shopping malls

During Ramadan, malls across Dubai stay open even later than usual, giving visitors and residents the opportunity to stroll and shop until as late as 1-2am with a host of seasonally themed activities and events, from sales to family focused entertainment, adding a unique flavour to the super social atmosphere.

Various locations across Dubai

Ramadan at shopping malls

Visit Dubai Calendar for the latest updates on Ramadan events and happenings around the city

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