The Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts in Abu Dhabi (above) has a Ramadan day package that lets you make the most of reduced working hours. Cool off in the pool or beach, explore indigenous flora and fauna on a wildlife drive, then tuck into a four-course iftar. Dh300 per person, 2-10pm. Call 02 895 8700.
Shangri-La Hotel Dubai’s (below) Ramadan Stay package is tailored to the needs of fasting guests – deluxe sea view room for two, suhour and iftar for two, 20 per cent discount on the spa and bus to The Dubai Mall. From Dh600; call 04 343 8888.