As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, Dubai comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, and festivities. Throughout the city, various Ramadan markets offer a unique blend of culture, cuisine, and community spirit, creating a month-long celebration that captivates residents and visitors alike.

Here are some of the best Ramadan Markets to check out during the festive month in Dubai.

Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Kicking off the festivities is the vibrant Ramadan District at Plaza Terrace near Jumeirah Emirates Towers. From March 15 to April 4, this lively market promises an enchanting mix of cultural experiences, delectable cuisine, and a strong sense of community.

As the sun sets, the market comes to life with stalls from renowned eateries like Brisk, La Baguette de l’Entrecôte, and Zaroob. Beyond the delicious treats, visitors can immerse themselves in a range of activities, from board games to interactive games, arts and crafts, and even cooking classes. The artistic touch is amplified with henna and calligraphy artists, along with face painters, adding a visual feast to the market space.

Adjacent to the market, an al fresco Ramadan Majlis area at Jumeirah Emirates Towers hosts Iftars and Suhoors, complemented by regular stage performances to keep the atmosphere buzzing.

Ramadan District

Hai Ramadan at Expo City

Expo City in Dubai is set to host the much-anticipated “Hai Ramadan” celebration, a vibrant mix of culture, tradition, and family-friendly activities. From March 10th to April 8th, visitors can experience the unique Iftar Cannon tradition, witness immersive projections at Al Wasl Plaza, and enjoy a theatrical show titled “Quest to Find the Moon” featuring Expo City mascots.

With over 20 outlets and food carts offering Iftars, Suhoors, and traditional Ramadan snacks, Expo City becomes a haven for delicious food.

The lively souk at Expo City features handmade crafts, traditional garments, and Ramadan-themed items, creating a unique shopping experience. Additionally, nostalgic elements like “Grandmother’s Supermarket” and “Dukan Yadoo” add an extra layer of joy to the cultural festivities.

Entry to Hai Ramadan is free for those with iftar and suhoor bookings or AED 20 for others, with free admission for children under five.

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Dubai Municipality Ramadan Souq

The heart of Bur Deira beats with the spirit of Ramadan as Dubai Municipality’s “Ramadan Souq” opens its doors until March 9th, 2024. Set against the historic backdrop of Old Municipality Street, this bustling market is a celebration of culture, community, and the anticipation of Ramadan.

From kitchen essentials to fabrics and traditional items, the Ramadan Souq offers a unique shopping experience from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Grand Souq in Bur Deira, also known as the ‘Al Dhalam Souq,’ stands out for its wide range of products, from pots and trays to armchairs and pillows.

The sensory feast includes markets dedicated to food, marine tools, fabrics, perfumes, and the ever-dazzling gold market. Dubai Municipality’s Ramadan Souq is a celebration that perfectly captures the essence of Ramadan and prepares everyone for the holy month.

Ramadan Souq

Ramadan Market at City Walk

City Walk will transform into a bustling marketplace from March 10 to April 8, hosting a captivating Ramadan night market next to The Green Planet. Beyond being a shopping destination, City Walk becomes a celebration of culture, community, and the generous spirit of Ramadan.

Visitors can explore affordable goods, traditional handicrafts, and modern trinkets, making it the perfect destination for families and friends to come together. As the sun sets, the market’s ambiance becomes even more festive, with twinkling lights and the aroma of mouthwatering street food creating an inviting space for iftar.

City Walk

Ramadan Souq at The Beach, JBR

The Beach, JBR, takes Ramadan celebrations to new heights from March 10th to April 8th, with a special night market filled with Ramadan and Eid gifts. From traditional crafts to contemporary trinkets, the market promises to be a haven for those seeking unique and thoughtful presents.

Additionally, on March 15th-17th and 29th-31st, the night sky over The Beach, JBR, will light up with a magical display of fireworks. The vibrant atmosphere, coupled with excellent dining options, makes The Beach, JBR, the perfect destination for an unforgettable Ramadan experience.

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More markets will be announced soon, so stay tuned for updates!

If you’re planning to visit Dubai during Ramadan, don’t forget to check out our Ramadan Guide for Dubai.