After the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, the night of forgiveness, everyone’s eagerly waiting for Ramadan to commence. But the scenery in Old Deira Souk looks a bit different compared to the entire region. Ramadan came early to Deira Old Souk as the lights are lit and the lanes were filled with stalls offering an endless range of Ramadan treats to the citizens.
Souq Ramadan In Deira Old Souk
Highlights of Souq Ramadan’s opening organised by #DubaiMunicipality on the occasion of the holy month. Visit us until March 15 at Old Municipality Street from 10 AM until 9 PM. pic.twitter.com/xLYzykJQzx
— بلدية دبي | Dubai Municipality (@DMunicipality) March 7, 2023
Opening to welcome the holy month the Deira Old Souk has a Ramadan market running. Prior to March 15, the lanes in this neighbourhood are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can see the vendor selling Fresh Omani Halwa right away upon entry. 500g traditionally cooked costs Dh30, and 250g costs Dh15.
The section of the old Municipality Street that runs from the Gold Souk towards the Creek has a youthful, dynamic appeal. Dubai Municipality started it to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, focusing on maintaining the distinctive traditions, legacy, and customs of Ramadan festivities and promoting traditional marketplaces and goods.
In the evening, the Souq Ramadan is bustling with locals and visitors, many of whom are there to buy holiday season requirements and commodities for the home and personal stuff.
An Extension To The Old Souk That Will Steal Your Attention
To cover all needs during the holiday season, there are up to 20 kiosks offering different Ramadan goods. Also, a number of entertainment events are being held, including local traditional dance and local art. So if you expected it to be something mediocre night market then change your thoughts.
To wow your taste buds with local specialities, a food truck and a few conventional food stalls have also been put up, with the availability of seating for customers. So come empty stomach.
The Al Fahidi Metro Station and the Al Ghubaiba Metro Station are close to the Old Souk. Use these stations to reach the souk without the worry of the traffic of Dubai.
Moreover, another option for getting to the souk from Deira is to take the Abra. You will pay AED 1 for the thrilling adventure, which lasts roughly 6 minutes. Shopping will undoubtedly be enhanced by the boat’s magnificent perspective.
Ramadan will open more night markets in the Emirates.
Cover Image Courtesy: Twitter/Dubai Municipality