While the Ramadan month is regarded as slow periods in the UAE, this year has been quite different. The Dubai administration has relaxed some norms to support local businesses in the backdrop of the global pandemic. Nonetheless during the holy month, most companies discount their products and services including a wide range of Ramadan car rental offers to choose from on OneClickDrive.com. This year, the month of Ramadan falls between 12 April to 12 May, 2021.
During the month of Ramadan, the Muslim Community observer fasting from sunrise to sundown. Additionally to abstain from eating and drinking, they also restrain themselves from evil thoughts, speeches, and actions. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives.
Ramadan 2021 in Dubai
Dubai being a tourist hub and one of the few countries open for tourism during Covid crisis, it has decided to reduce the restrictions this Ramadan 2021. This has been the first time in the history of Dubai that the restaurants and other food outlets are allowed to serve food even during the fasting period without curtains or covers. However, restaurants mustn’t serve food and alcohol in outdoor sitting area during the fast hours. Most shopping malls and markets are fully open and have taken complete Covid-safety precautions.
Ramadan Car Rental Offers
The nights of Ramadan in Dubai are a time for families and friends, often a festive occasion with special foods. Dubai has its own trend of celebrating Iftaar in style at five-star buffets, high-end hotels overlooking the sea and so on. Of course, the trendy crowd likes to travel in style during this period.
Many of the locals crack amazing Ramadan car rental deals for luxury or sports cars as the demand drops. On average, rates are discounted at 25% during this time. So if you’re looking to drive that Range Rover SVR or Lamborghini Aventador, now would be a good time. It’s, in fact, one of the best times to start a long-term car lease plan or choose a monthly car rental deal.
As movement is limited by a majority of the expat population and citizens, the roads are more or less empty during the day. Most car rental users who are fasting tend to return their stress-free car rentals. Considering higher car stock, most companies discount their rental cars.
The glam Eid celebrations
Towards the end of Ramadan month is Eid al-Fitr – the most anticipated Islamic holidays are likely to fall between 12 May and 15 May, 2021. At the end of the month of fasting, the Muslim residents and citizens gather in large groups to perform the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking. Some of them even pay the obligatory zakat al-fitr, a special offering for the needy, perform acts of charity throughout the month, and particularly on Eid al-Fitr.
Eid al-Fitr is additionally a time to go to friends and relatives, and many Muslim communities celebrate with their families for 2 or three days. Children receive new clothes, jewelry, toys and other gifts, and parents teach the next generation the importance of following the Islamic obligations of fasting, prayer and reading the Qur’an.
High Demand for Car Rentals
Be aware that there is a huge demand for luxury and sports car rentals during Eid al-Fitr. More so as the UAE Government generally clubs Eid Holidays alongwith a weekend for an extended weekend holiday. So make sure to check and book the best Ramadan car rental offers well in advance, to receive a car rental deal during this time.