The holy month of Ramadan is here, it is a month of stealing those numerous blessings and godsend gifts by doing simple acts of praying and kindness. The harder you’ll work to achieve those favours, the luckier you’ll get. I won’t be talking about the ways to earn those rewards, there is no science behind that and everybody know the drill.
No matter how much you enjoy living abroad, the feelings of isolation and living far away from home and your loved ones surround you like a winter fog especially in Ramadan. Dubai is however a different case, it can indisputably be termed as Home away from Home due to so many obvious reasons which is a separate topic altogether but today I will be highlighting the facts which make spending Ramadan in Dubai even more better than your home country, seriously!
While the month’s blessings are same in every part of the world irrespective of the location, area or country apart from Holy cities of Makkah and Madina where the rewards are multiplied tremendously, UAE is one of those regions where you find more tranquillity and peace in spending this month as compared to other countries.
UAE is one buzzing region in the Middle East and Dubai being it’s hub is very happening and groovy all year round but you get to see a whole new face of the city in Ramadan. As soon as the Ramadan moon is sighted there is a sudden shift in the look and feel of the city which is what I love the most. Following are some rationales based on which we can say that Ramadan in Dubai are one of the best undeniably!
As the month of Ramadan is now approaching in hot summer days, you don’t need to worry about the outside temperature while in Dubai. Most of the houses/ apartments/ offices are designed with central Air Conditioning hence the ease in fasting.
Also the normal educational and working times are revised yet shortened to help people invest more time with their family and in religious activities.
Usually the city is always whirling with lots of happening activities all over but the Holy month is a time when the otherwise frenetic pace of the city takes a slow, deep breath. Parks, markets and malls stay open for extended hours, the restaurants serve special Suhoor and Iftaar meals, people are urged to show respect to the fasting souls and avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public areas. This environment gives you homey and comfy vibes which other Muslims terribly miss while living in other parts of the world.
Festivities and socializing go late till the early hours with special religious events. Generally, lots of shops and sellers offer special Ramadan deals on various commodities throughout the month. The supermarkets are always full of tempting promotional deals even before the month is about to start. I have been getting that Afia Cooking Oil killer deal that comes with a free dish since last three years. Yes, freebies are hard to resist! 😉
To keep the spirit of Ramadan alive, free beautiful Arabesque tents come aglow all over the city, to serve feasts at Suhoor and Iftar times. They treat anyone and everyone irrespective of the color, creed or nationality.
Taraweeh & Qiyam in Special Nights:
Special arrangements are made for the extended Isha prayers (Taraweeh) all over the city where many Muslims including women come to offer their prayers in unison. One badly misses this blissful atmosphere while in non-Muslim states.
Friends & Family:
You are never alone in UAE; your extended family and friends here never make you feel lonesome especially in Ramadan. Your calendar is always full with loads of Iftar and Suhoor meal invites, the count is usually way more than the ones you used to get back home. So, get ready and prepare yourselves for another happening Ramadan UAE mates.
In Ramadan, we all make the ecstatic attempt to become better human beings both physically and emotionally. May Almighty Allah accept our prayers and shower us with his countless blessings this Ramadan and always. I feel so blessed while residing in a place which makes me feel at ease while I am distant from my own home. I am sure you will agree to all the points I just stated. What else make you feel good about this holy month? Comment below and let me know 😊
Have a blessed Ramadan and do remember us in your prayers.
RAMADAN KAREEM 🙂