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Evening Events & Ramadan Markets in Abu Dhabi 2024 (1445)

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

A wonderful way for both Muslims and Non-Muslims to come together over the Holy Month of Ramadan and share in the serene atmosphere is with night markets and community events in Abu Dhabi.

In this guide we will summarise for you all the best family-friendly evening events where you can experience the spirit of Ramadan in 2024.

Ramadan in th UAE officially commenced on 11 March 2024 and will run to approximately 9 April

Market at The Park – Umm Al Emarat Park

Ramadan at Umm Al Emarat Park will provide the perfect serene setting for families, with Oud Music, tanoura shows, and storytelling sessions throughout the month.

Come to the park at sunset to see the traditional firing of the cannon, then enjoy your “Green For Life” Picnic in the Park (AED 89 per person), as well as giveaways from Organic Food and Café.

On Friday and Saturday, Market at the Park will return with a later session, running from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Peruse the shopping stalls filled with handy crafts and tasty traditional bites, then join in the fun of a Ramadan-themed park scavenger hunt at 9:00 PM.

Cinema in the park will remain a family fixture on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 PM in the Children’s Garden.

Opening Hours: Park is open daily from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM during Ramadan. Market at the Park runs from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM only on Friday and Saturday nights from 15 to 30 March 2024

Note that the normal gate entry fee applies in addition to the iftar picnic, if purchased.

Learn more at ummalemaratpark.ae

Yas Bay Waterfront Nights

Head to the Arena Plaza at Yas Bay Waterfront during the Holy Month and Eid to enjoy an array of market stalls and tasty treats with the soothing sounds of qunan and oud players into the late evening.

Grab suhoor at one of the permanent waterfront venues or the pop-up stalls, whilst kids can enjoy a crafting corner and games.

Opening Hours: From 22 March to the end of Eid, 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM daily

Learn more at yasbay.ae

Ramadan Nights in Marsana Hudayriyat Island

In addition to a traditional Ramadan Souk ar Marsana on Hudayriyat Island, this year will include an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate cultural heritage and spirituality through a Friday and Saturday night program of entertainment.

At Friday Delights, enjoy Hakawati (storytelling), Oud Playing, and a cultural Bazaar, which features clothing, henna designs, and face painting for the kids.

Then, at Saturday Sensations, enjoy a musical journey with the Tarabish Band Show, a melodic Qanoon performance showing the rich cultural heritage of the region, and acultural bizarre, including treats like Lagaimat and henna.

Opening Hours: Every Friday and Saturday during Ramadan from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Learn more at marsana.ae

Ramadan at Al Hosn

Come to see the traditional firing of the Cannon at Qasr al Hosn then stay for an evening of entertainment in their Ramadan-themed majlis; enjoy food and beverage stalls, entertainment and interactive activity.

Opening hours: Daily from sunset to 2:00 AM, 11 March to 9 April 2024

Learn more at qasralhosn.ae

The Ripe Market

The popular Ripe Market will be popping up at Marina Mall this Ramadan. Featuring a range of products designed and made locally including arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery and home accessories.

Opening hours: Every Saturday and Sunday from 5.00 PM until 1.00 AM, 10 March to 14 April 2024

Learn more at ripeevents.com

More About Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

It is important to remember that Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection and togetherness. Whilst these Abu Dhabi Ramadan events are by no means limited to just the Muslim community, please be mindful that you are at a religious occasion, in an Islamic country.

Whilst it may come across as ‘business as usual’ these days during the Holy Month in Abu Dhabi, please be mindful when attending a Ramadan event where you are; dress appropriately for the occasion and refrain from eating and drinking around those fasting until after sunset.

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Heading to Dubai? There’s an even bigger range of Ramadan markets in Dubai and night time events, pop over to our Dubai Travel Planner site to learn more.


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