Enjoy Your Holidays In Dubai
Dubai Holidays Written by admin on 2008-09-29

A lot of the time when we travel we don’t want to miss a certain holiday so we want to try and make sure wherever we are traveling to that they celebrate or at least recognize that holiday as well. In the city of Dubai located in the Middle East, they do celebrate some of the same holidays we do, as well as some of their own, for example:

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 10 – Islamic New Year
January 15 to February 15 – The Dubai Shopping Festival
March 20 – Prophet’s Birthday
July 30 – Ascension of the Prophet
August 6 – His Highness Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day
October 2 – Eid Al Fitr
December 2 – National Day
December 8 – Eid Al Adha
December 29 – Islamic New Year

Also it’s a nice idea to visit the city you are interested in while they are having their own traditional holidays. Take the Dubai Shopping Festival for example, this is a really neat thing to get into if you are in Dubai around this time of the year. The Shopping Festival lasts from January 24th to February 24th, 2008. This time DSF is going to focus on three elements that have come to characterize the annual event – Shopping, Winning and Family Entertainment. Initially, Dubai Shopping Festival was conceived as a pure retail event, the primary aim of which was to revitalise the retail trade in Dubai. It was later developed into a comprehensive tourism product in line with Dubai’s far-sighted stance to set global standards in every field.

Dubai Shopping Festival is basically a shopping paradise. Dubai is known around the world as such a paradise throughout the year, but they really lay out the red carpet during shopping festival month, with over 2,300 retails outlets participating that offer everything imaginable from gold, perfume, haute couture, cars, electronics to handicrafts and textiles. You can find more information about the DSF at DubaisShoppingFestival!

Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t visit Dubai for Christmas or for 4th of July it simply means they don’t recognize these holidays in their own religion. In order to find out information about all the holidays in Dubai it’s a good idea to visit sites like Wikipedia, Lonely Planet, Travelocity, or any other informational website that includes things such as destination guides.

By the way, it’s also a good idea to take a look at these sites so you can get a feel for the holidays of the Muslims and Arabians so as to not do anything while you are there that may disrupt the things going on around you.

Not sure what I’m talking about? Well for example Ramadan, which takes place at a different time each year on the western calendar, is the Muslim month of fasting and is strictly adhered to throughout the UAE. That means that it’s illegal, not to mention rude, to eat, drink or smoke in public from sunrise to sunset during your stay! Pay attention to these little tidbits of information!

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