Ramadan Special Food Items in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman

Ramadan is the Islamic calendar's and holiest month, during which Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours. There is the tradition of preparing Special food for Ramadan. After sunset, Muslims break their fast with an iftar meal, usually shared with family or the local community at a mosque. Suhoor, a modest meal eaten just before dawn, is another option.

One of Islam's pillars, the Holy Ramadan, is a 30-day fasting month observed by Muslims. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and only eat in intervals. During daylight hours, those fasting are not permitted to consume even a drop of water.

Food is part of Ramadan's traditions; family and friends gather to share and enjoy the two meals served: Iftar celebrated at sunset when Muslims break their fast, and suhoor consumed early in the morning before the day starts. Fasting has a vital role in teaching patience, compassion, and gratitude.

Many Ramadan special food items are linked with (and sometimes only offered during) Ramadan since these meals must supply enough sustenance throughout the day. Most are high in complex carbs, which slowly release energy, and low in fats and sugar. Foods that hydrate and take little time to prepare (such as soups) are popular, whereas spicy dishes like curries are avoided.

Suhoor is the morning meal eaten before sunrise during Ramadan, and Iftar is the evening break of the fast. Suhoor foods are nutritious, with fruits preferred for their hydrating impact and bread and fiber-rich dishes to prepare the body for the day ahead. Iftar is a fast-breaking evening meal that includes a variety of courses ranging from refreshing beverages and soups to heavy main courses and delectable desserts.

The Ramadan special food in Dubai for Iftar must look the part, since before breaking their fast, Muslims can only feast with their eyes. Despite what you might think, many Muslims eat more during Ramadan than at other times of the year. For example, in Egypt, food consumption rises by about 50% during the holy month.


Iftar consumes dates, excellent fiber, sugar, and slow carbohydrates.

Iftar generally contains Ramadan special food in Sharjah foods from all food groups; fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts, beans/meat, and dairy. Some traditional meals for Iftar include:

  • Biryani (India) – a rice dish made with spices, chicken or meat, and vegetables
  • Harira (Morocco) – a rich soup made of chickpeas, rice, lentils, and meat stock
  • Mahshi (Egypt) – rice stuffed eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini
  • Mansaf (Jordan) – lamb cooked in yogurt, served with rice, garnished with nuts
  • Maqluba (Palestine) – rice, meat, and vegetables placed in a pot, then flipped
  • Tabbouleh (Levant) – a salad made of soaked bulgur, parsley, mint, and tomatoes

Suhoor is a more straightforward affair than Iftar but still needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last long fasting hours. Ramadan special food in RAK is protein-rich foods preferred here, including eggs, meats, and dairy. Foods such as oats which are slow to digest but high in fiber, are also common.

Some traditional meals for suhoor are:
  • Alu ki Bhujia (Pakistan) – a simple but tasty dish made of spiced potatoes and eaten for suhoor
  • Egg Brik (Tunisia) – whole egg, chopped onion, tuna, harissa, and parsley in a triangular pastry pocket
  • Ful Ramadaan (Egypt) – a twist on Egypt's national cuisine, fūl or ful, a traditional bean stew made with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, is among the best Egyptian suhoor food.

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