Prayer Timings // Ramadan 2017

The holy month is almost upon us! To help make your observance and celebration easier and more organized we have put together a calendar of timings for each of the 6 prayers during every day of the month as applicable in Dubai. Ramadan this year begins on May 27 and concludes on June 25. You can find full…

Our Chefs Share Their Best Ramadan Recipes

Just in time for the Holy Month, some of our chefs have teamed up to create a menu of special recipes that can be prepared right from the comfort of home. These delectable bites can be made together for a delicious three-course meal on their own, or will each be a great addition to any Iftar celebration and are sure…

Ramadan Memories: Chef Chadi, Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Ramadan to me means a time of spiritual reflection and a time of coming together with family, friends and your local communities. A special Ramadan memory that I will never forget is my first experience of the Holy Month in the UAE together with my colleagues. Being away from families in our home countries we…

Restaurant Timings Across Marriott Hotels During Ramadan

1. JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL DUBAI Alcohol is served post sunset at the outlets (excluding the ones that serve Iftar) • Vault: Daily 5pm to 3am • Prime68: Daily sunset to midnight and Friday 068 Brunch • Aqua: Daily 11am to 8.30pm • Garden/Square: Daily 6pm to midnight • Tong Thai: Monday 6pm to 2am…

HOW YOU CAN MAKE THIS A REWARDING RAMADAN!

“As the pace of the city tones down during the Holy month of Ramadan, we are provided with the perfect opportunity to reflect on our life, give back to the community and become better versions of ourselves.”, shares Katrin Müller, Director of Loyalty Marketing – Marriott International. Personally, Katrin enjoys spending quality time with her…

Enjoying Iftar The Right Way

This blog has been written by Chef Debrup Mitra, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai Start with soups for the soul   What better soul food than a good hearty soup to kick off your Iftar right? Soups are warm, soothing on the stomach and help in preventing bloating or any stomach discomfort. If you’re preparing…

How To Avoid Feeling Thirsty While Fasting

To prevent dehydration while fasting during Ramadan, what you consume between Iftar and Suhour can go a long way. And if you eat and drink right during this period, you can avoid feeling dehydrated while fasting during the day. We enlisted the expertise of Executive Chef Debrup Mitra at JW Marriott Dubai to share some tips:…

Ramadan FAQs for Tourists

Am I allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public during fasting hours? No, during fasting hours, even non-Muslims are expected to follow the rules of fasting. You are allowed to eat, drink and smoke in private. During work, companies are required to provide an eating room away from those fasting. Is there a set…

Know Your Arabic

For lovers of languages, we have compiled some Arabic phrases you can use during the blessed month of Ramadan. Start practicing! Ramadan Kareem – A commonly used phrase in order to wish a Muslim a happy and healthy Ramadan Iftar – Muslims all around the world will abstain from food and drink, through fasting, from…

Ramadan 101: What You Need To Know

Ramadan is a time of tranquility and reflection, a time to slow down and connect with friends and family. It’s the Holy Month in the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for approximately 30 days and doing so is one of the five pillars of Islam. There are 7 billion people in…