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Ramadan in Dubai 2014

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Ramadan 2014 Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ramadan 2014 dates and information for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, UAE. List of activities, special offers for Iftar and Suhoor meals, places open for daytime dine-in and drinking in the UAE. See the Ramadan etiquette page for information on respectful behaviour, history, and more.

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Ramadan dates 2014
Year Start Date¹ End Date¹ Imsak Times² (Dubai) Fajr Times² (Dubai) Magrib/Iftar Times²
      01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan 01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan 01 Ramadan 29 Ramadan
2014 29 June 2014 27 July 2014            
2013 10 July 2013 07 August 2013 04:06-04:07   04:16-04:17 04:24 19:11-19:14 19:01
  1. Estimated dates in italics until confirmed by moon sighting committee in the UAE.
  2. Fajr/Imsak and Iftar/Magreb times are for Dubai. Add 4 or 5 minutes for Abu Dhabi, subtract 4 minutes for RAK, subtract 4 or 6 mins for Fujairah. Some variation in times seen in different sources (Gulf News, Khaleej Times, The National,, etc). UAE newspapers usually publish all prayer times (Fajr, Dhuhur, Asr, Magrib/Maghrib, Isha).
Eid Al Fitr 2014 dates
UAE Moon Sighting Committee 2014
Ramadan guidelines and etiquette for non-Muslims

See Ramadan guidelines UAE for a more detailed list of dos and donts, but short summary is: do not eat (or chew gum), drink, or smoke during the day during Ramadan anywhere in public in the UAE. This includes inside your car, at the beach, at shopping malls etc. You should be more conservative with your dress sense when in public by making sure your shoulders and legs are covered. Headscarves for women are not necessary.

Workers and labourers in UAE during Ramadan

In 2010, construction workers, labourers, and others working outside during the day in the summer months were permitted to break their fast during the day if conditions made it too difficult for them to continue fasting, according to a Fatwa on the website dated 05 August 2010. Unknown if this still applies in later years. See UAE workers and Ramadan for more details.

Iftar cannons in UAE - 2011 information, should be similar for 2014

Locations of cannons being fired to signal Iftar (not confirmed for 2014 yet). Cannons are operated by the local police. Free meals to spectators still being offered in Sharjah locations handed out by Sharjah Police (Gulf News 26 July 2011)?

Ramadan timings and opening hours Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, UAE 2014

To be updated. See UAE Ramadan hours 2013 for previous information which is probably similar in 2014.

Date of information in brackets, if not 2014 check with organisation for confirmation. Opening hours not supplied or confirmed for 2014 unless noted.

Restaurants and cafes daytime opening hours in Dubai and UAE during Ramadan 2014

Removed from main page (Abu Dhabi); 2014 and before, or unconfirmed list, check for updates

Removed from main page (Dubai)

TL;DR version - go to DIFC. Easy access by metro (Emirates Towers station, not Financial Center station), free underground car parking for 1 hr (free all day during weekends), good selection of restaurants and cafes open during the day. Most or all shopping malls won't have anywhere you can sit and eat or drink during the day (Mall of the Emirates is one exception if you go to the hotel restaurants at the Ski Dubai end). Some malls will have a few food court outlets open for takeaways only. McDonalds, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, KFC, Hardees, etc will be open for drivethru and walk in takeaways in many locations.

Weekdays are Sun-Thu, weekends are Fri-Sat. Establishments listed here are open for dine-in during the day during Ramadan unless otherwise stated. Many more places in Dubai (mostly shopping mall food courts) are open for takeaways and deliveries only.

*information needs to be checked or confirmed.

Unconfirmed, or changes to previous information

Events, Iftar deals, etc

See Ramadan 2012 information for possible events, Iftar and other deals which might be repeated in 2013. Information below to be updated when supplied.

Ramadan 2014 Abu Dhabi

Ramadan 2011 Abu Dhabi

Ramadan 2014 in Al Ain

Ramadan 2014 Dubai Iftar and Suhoor meals and buffets, hotel deals

To be updated as and when information is supplied.

List of Ramadan Tents in Dubai 2014

Ramadan Dubai 2014 competitions, events, exhibitions, special offers

Ramadan in Fujairah activities, tents, meals 2014

Ramadan in Ras Al Khaimah RAK events and Iftar meals 2014

Ramadan Sharjah 2014 events

Eid Al Fitr 2014 UAE
Last update Wednesday 28-Jun-2017
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