Ready Steady Go: Welcome Ramadan
Spring is around the corner and the countdown to the start of the Holy month of Ramadan has already begun. In the UAE, especially in Dubai, the holy month of Ramadan is a study in contrasts with a special convivial ambience. During the daylight hours, the city adjusts to a quieter, slower pace. Some businesses alter their operating hours, creating a shorter working day. But after sunset, with the call to the Maghreb prayer, initiating the breaking of the fast, the rhythm changes. The city comes alive with a different energy. People gather to visit numerous Ramadan Iftar and Sohour tents, participate in special seasonal celebrations, sports competitions, and cultural happenings. The malls and promenades are filled with families shopping, walking and enjoying different activities.