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Wander through time at Dubai's vibrant Ramadan Souq! ️

Traditional shopping, and live shows! Immerse yourself in Emirati culture and history.

Experience heritage and shop for Ramadan at Ramadan Souq organised by Dubai Municipality, with free entry, family fun and authentic eats. Picture used for illustrative purposes.
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Step back in time and do some inspired shopping for your Ramadan preparations with the historic Deira Ramadan Souq! This open-air treasure trove is organised by Dubai Municipality, and opening tomorrow, February 17. It will run until March 9, and takes you on a sensory journey through tradition, culture, and family fun!

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Immerse yourself

Authentic Ramadan shopping - snag essential items, plus special treats for Hag Al Laila celebrations, an Emirati tradition which falls on the 15th day of the Hijri month of Shaban.

- Live entertainment - be captivated by music, dance, and cultural performances.
- Kid-friendly activities - keep the little ones entertained with exciting experiences.
- Community spirit - mingle with various cultures and embrace the true spirit of the month.

More than just a market

This Souq is a testament to Dubai's heritage, preserving the traditions of preparing for Ramadan. It's a chance to explore Deira's historic market district, dating back to the 19th century! ️ The area is home to a cluster of markets that have undergone restoration.

• Stroll through the iconic Grand Souq.
• Discover hidden gems like Souq Al Manazer and Souq Al Khilak, which is a market for fabrics and perfumes.
• Find kitchen essentials at the Plates Market. ️
• Unwind at the Al-Matarih Market, known for its relaxing armchairs and pillows.


Plan your visit

Dates: February 17 – March 9, 2024
Location: Old Baladiya Street (Old Municipality Street) in Souq Al Kabeer, Deira (one of Dubai's oldest open-air markets)
Timings: 10am – 10pm daily
Entry: It is free

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Ramadan in Dubai!