From September 2nd until October 1st, Dubai, like other Islamic cities and nations, observes the religious tradition of Ramadan.
For one entire lunar month (30 days), all consumption of food and drink is prohibited between dawn and dusk.
Fllowers of Islam eat only during the hours of darkness, and the Iftar meal at dusk is quite a feast, even if you are not fasting.
Visitors to Dubai are advised to observe these restrictions, as the locals consider it highly disrespectful and offensive to break these rules in public.
At the end of the month, when the new moon is spotted, the city sheds its sombre mood and celebrates madly for three days.
The end of Ramadan is dependent not on the astronomical beginning of the new month but on the sighting of the moon, so the dates may vary slightly from estimates, and may be announced with less than 24 hours” notice.
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