Ramadan, expected to begin on May 5 this year, is a special time for Muslims where the devout turn their gaze inwards to enhance their spirituality. During the holy month, the faithful fast from sunrise to sunset, in keeping with one of the five pillars of Islam. Visitors to the country at this time can benefit from several events designed to help them understand Ramadan better such as the educational programmes and activities held at the Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre for Understanding in Dubai. While daylight hours move more slowly, the region comes to life after the sun goes down and the fast is broken with iftar, with friends and family gathering from sunset and coming back together late into the night to socialise before suhoor.
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