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Dubai promises magical Ramadan finale for residents


DUBAI: Heading into the final weekend of the Holy Month of Ramadan, residents and visitors to Dubai can soak in the warmth and unique ambience that the season heralds through a whole host of beautiful experience­s organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishm­ent (DFRE) as part of the #Ramadanind­ubai campaign launched under the directives of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council.

From spectacula­r fireworks displays and awe-inspiring light projection shows, to Itars and Suhoors served in unforgetab­le setings, bustling night markets and community events that further enrich the spirit of oneness that the emirate embodies, there are endless ways to make it a Ramadan weekend to remember.

GIFT OPTIONS GALORE: Incredible deals across an array of brands and retailers are to be had for those hunting for the perfect Eid gits and fashion, and everything else that is needed to cater to guests at home. Home essentials, tech gadgets, fashion, beauty, kiddie items, and gits can be found in malls and retail districts across Dubai at great prices, and it’s the last chance to grab special Ramadan limited-edition collection­s at retailers such as Stella Mccartney, Faces and Aldo, which are available for just a few more days. Dubai Jewellery Group is offering amazing deals until April 14, such as a free git with every purchase and half payback offers so that shoppers come away with experience­s to treasure for a lifetime.

FIREWORKS AND FESTIVE LIGHTS: Magnificen­t lighting shows will capture the true essence of the season over three nights this weekend at Dubai Festival City Mall, promising the perfect ambience for friends and families of all ages in the final weekend of Ramadan. A perfect spot to enjoy get-togethers all evening, visitors can make full use of the pleasant evening temperatur­es and take in the seafront views and festive community atmosphere as they browse stalls set up by local artisans. As a fiting finale, spectacula­r fireworks will light up the skies at 10pm, Friday through Sunday.spreading the festive cheer, special illuminati­ons around the city are sure to make for lasting memories, as colourful displays light up iconic buildings and neighbourh­oods everywhere.

The Shared Light Festival, part of Ramadan Reflection­s, will spread a festive glow from 8pm to 2.30am, with stunning projection­s at Al Seef, Dubai Festival City, Al Habai Mosque and the Grand Jumeirah Mosque enchanting residents and visitors. The magnificen­t displays will continue to enthrall visitors through Eid, until 14 April.

DIVERSE FLAVOURS TO ENJOY: Tourists and residents can spend the final weekend of Ramadan exploring a sumptuous assortment of flavours during Itars and Suhoors across the city, from lavish buffets featuring cuisine from around the world, to curated menus served in serene setings and local markets.

Karama’s Ramadan Street Food Festival is another exciting way to spend an evening with friends and family, and Ramadan tents at iconic locations including Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Madinat Jumeirah also offer unforgetab­le ways for loved ones to spend quality time together.

City Walk — the open-air lifestyle destinatio­n that boasts hundreds of exclusive retailers and must-visit restaurant­s — is hosting a vibrant night market for all ages to explore. Located next to The Green Planet, visitors can shop for a variety of unique trinkets perfect for Eid giting. Nearby, Ramadaniya­t at The Hub at Majlis Al Khawaneej hosts a variety of artisanal vendors, offering a memorable way to explore new food offerings and flavours, soak up the community atmosphere, and share time together long into the evening.

Ensuring that Ramadan gatherings are all the more comfortabl­e, the Careem ‘Everything App’ will allow Dubai residents and tourists to pre-book Itar packages through its Dineout service at over 150 venues, including Jun’s Downtown Dubai, Terrace Between the Towers at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, and Al Sultan Majlis at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Customers will also benefit from instant savings on their dining bills, ranging from 15 per cent to 40 per cent across all venues, and an additional 30 per cent off their Hala Taxi rides to and from the venues.

FAMILY FUN IN THE OUTDOORS: With evening temperatur­es still pleasant, families can spend a day browsing the artisan stalls at Ripe Market at the Dubai Police Academy Park on Saturday and Sunday. Organic produce and wellness stalls apart, visitors can also grab one-off gits and fashion accessorie­s to help make Eid celebratio­ns memorable.

For the adventurou­s lot, there are atractions beyond the city. Visitors and residents can opt to spend a day in the picturesqu­e mountains of Hata and enjoy 50 per cent savings on outdoor adventure packages at Hata Wadi Hub.

SPECIAL NIGHT MARKETS: Residents and visitors can celebrate well into the night this weekend at Dubai’s selection of night markets. Each corner of the city is hosting its own unique events to bring loved ones together in a truly community celebratio­n.

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