Whilst the Holy Month of Ramadan is first and foremost a religious occasion, there’s no denying that it has become synonymous in the UAE with hospitality, retail and attraction deals.
Many sales and discount offers can be found at this time of year, and we’ve been getting the scoop on the latest offers tourists and residents alike can take advantage of this year.
- Ramadan Opening Hours in Abu Dhabi
- Iftar and Suhoor in Abu Dhabi
- More Ramadan-Themed Events in Abu Dhabi
- Want more on what’s happening in Abu Dhabi?
Ramadan Opening Hours in Abu Dhabi
It is important for visitors to Abu Dhabi to note that opening times will change over the Holy Month to reflect the fact that most Muslim families will look to stay up later into the evening.
We are aware of the following opening hours applying for major Abu Dhabi attractions:
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444 – TBC)
Timings for the Grand Mosque during Ramadan have been split between the first 20 days and the last 10 days of Ramadan – please observe exact timing based on moon sightings.
First 20 days of Ramadan 1444
- Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM & 9:30 PM to 1:00 PM
- Fridays: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM & 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Last 10 days of Ramadan 1444
- Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Fridays 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Guided Cultural Tours will continue to run throughout Ramadan. No need to book; details will be available when you arrive.
Opening Hours on the First Day of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha
The mosque is open during the first day of Eid Al-Fitr (Feast of Breaking the Fast) and Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), from Saturday to Thursday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- Weekdays – museum exhibits 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM [Normal hours]
- Weekends – museum exhibits 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
- The Dome is now open until midnight, last entry 11:00 PM
- Closed Mondays
Not all dining venues may be open during Ramadan; please inquire before visiting.
Qasr Al Watan Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- Every day open: 11:00 AM [Normal hours]
- Last entry: 5:00 PM
- Exhibitions close: 5:45 PM
- Palace closes: 6:00 PM
- Lightshow is paused during Ramadan; it will resume in Eid (we are waiting for this to be confirmed 2023)
Qasr Al Hosn
- Open Saturday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to midnight
- Friday 7:00 PM to midnight
Yas Island Theme Parks
Always packed with spectacular Ramadan offers, this year you can get your hands on Yas Theme Park tickets, single entry tickets 4 for the price of 3 plus 25% off any additional tickets – see offers here.
Yas Island Stay & Play is one of the best deals out there – stay at any of the advertised Yas Island hotels and not only get complimentary breakfast AND theme park access, but throughout the Holy Month you can get Iftar included with your hotel stay too.
Yas Waterworld Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- 23 March to 20 April: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Eid: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ferrari World Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- 23 March to 20 April: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Eid hours will extend to 8:00 PM
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- 23 March to 20 April: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Eid open until 8:00 PM
Additionally, see the line up of events scheduled for Yas Waterfront Nights.
Umm al Emarat Park Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
- 8:00 am to 2:00 am
- Iftar picnic dinner dinner AED 89 (including park entry and the firing of the cannon) – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A huge lineup of events will continue at Umm al Emarat Park during Ramadan, including the Ramadan cannon, fitness class, and storytelling on the big screen -more to come!
Hudayriat Island – Ramadan 2023 (1444)
There will be several nighttime activities and events taking place on Hudayriyat Island this Ramadan:
Relive age-old traditions at Marsana
A traditional entertainment program with a modern twist is on offer at Marsana for those after a trip down memory lane at this trendy beachfront venue Marsana. Let a “hakawati” (Arab storyteller) enthral you with tales and stories and enjoy the wistful tunes of oud, qanun, or tarabish.
There’s also an Instagram Zone to capture your memories and a cutting-edge AR Photo Booth to make a Ramadan landscape come alive around you in the shot.
- Events are on every Friday and Saturday Night of Ramadan from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday and 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM Saturday (Free)
- Dining establishment open every evening for Iftar
Circuit X – Ramadan Hours 2023 (1444)
For keeping the kids active outdoors, check out these great deals at Circuit X:
- Sunday to Thursday 5:00 PM to midnight
- Friday – Saturday 9:00 AM to midday; 5:00 pm to midnight
- Ramadan Multi Visit Deal – Buy a 10 visit pass for 20% off (transferrable amongst family members), and a free zipline at the high ropes/BMW park.
Glamping at Bab Al Najoum
Popular Abu Dhabi city glamping site Bab Al Najoum encourages you to stay for more than just one night with these multi-night offers and inclusions from 22 March to 21 April 2023:
- Book three nights and get a fourth night complimentary
- Book two nights and get a 50% discount on the third night
- Book one night and get a 25% discount on the second night
- All stays include Iftar, Suhoor and snacks
If you will be heading to Dubai, make sure you check out our guide to Dubai attractions during Ramadan here.
Iftar and Suhoor in Abu Dhabi
A fabulous way for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to join in with the Holy Month is attending a traditional Iftar or Suhoor meal. Iftar (breaking of the fast) is served from sundown to around 9:00 PM; Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal) is served after this through until restaurant closing times, sometimes 2-3:00 AM!
More Ramadan-Themed Events in Abu Dhabi
26th Zayed Sports Tournament
After a short COVID hiatus, the popular family event with AED 184,000 in prize money up for grabs is back this Ramadan.
Held nightly after Iftar at Erth Ab Dhabi (formerly Armed Officers Club), join in with football, boxing, padel, shooting and swimming at the state-of-the-art fitness facility, Etizan Fitness.
Events in 2023 will take place between March 25th to April 8th. Visit etizan.ae to learn more.
Want more on what’s happening in Abu Dhabi?
- Check out our detailed guide to weather and events in Abu Dhabi this April and our complete guide to Abu Dhabi in March.
- Here’s what to expect in Abu Dhabi over the Eid Al Fitr long weekend of celebrations.
- Understanding Prayer Time as a visitor in the United Arab Emirates.
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