RAS AL KHAIMAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
October Half Term Family All Inclusive
HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT & SPA
Travel between October 20th, 2019 and October 27th, 2019
Book by: May 30th, 2019
A 2019 Dubai holiday in Ramadhan is Cheap- Should I goYou will have probably already realised that holidays to Dubai during Ramadhan are very cheap. In 2019, Ramadhan is from 5th May - 6th June which coincides with the overlaps the May half term holidays in the UK. Dubai holidays in the summer months are always very popular because of the cheaper hotel rates on offer as a result of the scorching weather. Ramadhan combined with the summer means hotels will be reducing rates to rock bottom to drive business in. These bargain Dubai holiday deals obviously make holidays to Dubai in Ramadhan appealing, but as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then in probably is. So is the cheapest holiday deal to Dubai you will see in the annual calendar worth it? The obvious dilemma is that if hotels have to drive down prices to attract tourists in Ramadhan, then clearly it is not a great time to visit. Or is it?
Why are Ramadhan holidays in Dubai the least popular time of year to visitThe simple answer is that during Ramadhan it is illegal to eat and drink in public during the daylight hours. As a result most food and drink outlets are closed in the day, and this is a material consideration if the purpose of your visit was to be out and about all day and away from your hotel. In Ramadhan, religiosity tends to become more prevalent, and behaviours and attitudes, which might normally be tolerated at other times of the year, tend to become an issue in Ramadhan. Skimpy clothing, public displays of affection and inappropriate language tend to be policed more heavily during Ramadhan and as such many western tourists prefer not to take their holiday when so many of the freedoms they are used to are restricted.
Ramadhan on the Beach in Dubai
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Best buy on the Palm Jumeirah
ALOFT PALM JUMEIRAH
Travel between August 30th, 2019 and September 6th, 2019
Book by: May 29th, 2019
You might assume that because your Dubai holiday deal is so cheap, levels of service and quality will be compromised. This however couldn’t be further from the truth. Hotels of course understand that tourists on holiday in Dubai do not have to fast and they also understand that Ramadhan is their quietest season. Hotels want to change the perception of Ramadhan enabling them to attract more guests to choose a holiday in Dubai during Ramadhan in future years.
As a result, hotels will go out of their way to make sure your holiday at their resort is an extremely memorable experience. These hotels in Dubai will go the extra mile in terms of service and quality to compensate for the fact that there are certain restrictions in place on guests during the day. Many would argue that quality and service standards at hotels in Dubai during Ramadhan are the best you will ever experience.
It wont feel like the rest of the country is fasting whilst you are at the hotel
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Family of 4 Half board to Anantara the Palm Dubai - from Manchester
ANANTARA DUBAI - PALM JUMEIRAH
Travel between August 5th, 2019 and August 12th, 2019
Book by: May 28th, 2019
Of course, most of the restrictions that effect the public in Dubai during Ramadhan will not effect tourists staying at hotels whilst on holiday in Dubai. Hotels will have certain restrictions on the where food can be consumed within the hotel, but restaurants will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as normal. The pool bar may not be open, but you will be able to consume soft drinks and water at the pool and on the beach- so there is absolutely no risk if dehydration. The restrictions that will impact on tourists in the hotel are that Alcohol supply during Ramadhan is restricted. Some hotels will not serve alcoholic beverages at all during Ramadhan and others will have a limited number of outlets serving alcohol. Whilst in Dubai, alcoholic beverages are now permitted in the day, other resorts in the UAE only permit the consumption of Alcohol in the evenings.
Unique Experiences on a Ramadhan Dubai HolidayThere are some tourists who prefer being on holiday in Dubai during Ramadhan to any other time of the year. One of the reasons for this is that the usually sedate Arab and Islamic culture of the region comes alive during Ramadhan. The evenings beginning with the breaking of the fast (Iftar), and most hotels set up huge Ramadhan tents for the evening feast.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
All Inclusive summer family of 4 - from Edinburgh
JA PALM TREE COURT
Travel between July 17th, 2019 and July 24th, 2019
Book by: May 21st, 2019
Muslims and non-Muslims alike are welcome, and indeed, as is the culture of the religion, Muslims are encouraged to invite non Muslims to share in the breaking of the fast festivities. After Iftar, a unique buzz overtakes Dubai as the streets, malls, and restaurants come alive. Evenings are spent relaxing with Shisha pipes, teas and sweet dishes as everyone makes the most of the hours of darkness before dawn when the fasting commences again. The experiences that Ramadhan offer to tourists during their Dubai holiday are not replicated at any other time of the year, and it will not therefore come as surprise that some people will book their Dubai holiday during Ramadhan year after year.