Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi lit up blue at night

Ramadan Offers & Attraction Opening Hours in Abu Dhabi

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

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.

If you’re looking for more on what to expect in Abu Dhabi over Ramadan from a cultural and religious perspective, click over here

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 2024 (1445)

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 1445

  • 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 1445 (approx 31 March to 9 April)

  • 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.

Learn more about visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque here


The Louvre Abu Dhabi Ramadan Hours 2024 (1445)

  • Will maintain regular hours
  • Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to midnight
  • Galleries and Museum cafe shut 6:30 PM
  • Immersive light show under the dome 5:30 PM to midnight
  • Art Lounge 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Closed Mondays

Not all dining venues may be open during Ramadan; please inquire before visiting.

Learn more about visiting Louvre Abu Dhabi here


Qasr Al Watan Ramadan Hours 2024 (1445)

  • Every day open: 11:00 AM, last entry 6:30 PM
  • Close 7:45 PM
  • NB whole Palace closed on 4/5 March for a special event
  • We understand that the lightshow will continue throughout March this year, based on the extended hours.

Learn more about visiting Qasr al Watan here


Qasr Al Hosn 2024 (1445)

Learn more about visiting Qasr Al Hosn here


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 2024 (1445)

  • 10 March to 9 April: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Eid: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM – TBC April calendar

Ferrari World Ramadan Hours 2024 (1445)

  • 10 March to 7 April: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Eid hours will extend to 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (8 to 14 April 2024)

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi Ramadan Hours 2024 (1445)

  • 11 March to 9 April: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Eid open until 8:00 PM – TBC April calendar

Additionally, see the lineup of events scheduled for Yas Waterfront Nights, running this year from 22 March until the end of Eid.


Umm al Emarat Park Ramadan Hours 2024 (1445)

  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
  • Market at the Park, Friday and Satruday 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • We understand they will be one of teh Ramadan Cannon locations this year, TBC if the Iftar meal boxes returning in 2024

Hudayriat Island – Ramadan 2023 (1445)

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. This will be accompanied in 2024 by a small night market.

Ramadan nights on Hudayriyat island marsana

Events are on every Friday and Saturday Night of Ramadan from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

The dining establishments at Marsana are open every evening for Iftar.

Circuit X – Ramadan Hours 2024

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 AED 840 (transferrable amongst family members and valid for 3 months) and get a free zipline at the high ropes/BMX park.

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 by 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

Zayed Sports Tournament

After a short COVID hiatus, the popular family event with tens of thousands in prize money up for grabs is back this Ramadan.

Held nightly after Iftar at Erth Abu 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 2024 will take place between March 11th to March 24th.

Visit etizan.ae to learn more.

Ramadan Markets

If you’re looking to shop for traditional trinkets, enjoy some relaxing oud music and join in with the community spirit after dark this year, we have compiled for you a list of all the Ramadan night markets in Abu Dhabi here.

Hakawati - traditional storytelling for ramadan at Marsan al hudayriyat island in Abu Dhabi - advertisement for cultural community program
“Hakawati” Storytelling at Marsana, Hudayriyat Island

    Abu Dhabi Tolls in Ramadan

    Please note that if you’ll be driving in Abu Dhabi during the month of Ramadan, the DARB tollgates will change timing in line with the change in regular working hours.

    • Mornings 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Afternoons 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Learn more about toll roads in Abu Dhabi here.


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