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Posted On: 7 June 2016 01:34 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Things you should try doing this week of Ramadan

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Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims worldwide, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is observed with piety, charity and good deeds in Qatar. Celebrations continue for an entire month and the variety in food and activity options are wide. So, ILQ thought of providing you with a simple weekly guide to help you plan the days of this festive month.

Food: Iftar and Sohour

Ramadan is as much about food as about fasting. So, it is really important to find out the best places to eat as hotels and restaurants line up special meals for Iftar and Suhoor.

  • Shangri-La Hotel: The restaurants at the Hotel are offering unique dining experience offering an impressive line-up of live stations, such as shawerma and saj, sushi, dim sum and a veritable abundance of delectable sweets, a chocolate fountain, varieties of popcorn, ice-cream, Arabic dessert.

  • Marsa Malaz Kempinski: Celebrate the joy of Ramadan at the Palatial Ramadan Tent. Enjoy a large Iftar and Sohour buffet with a spread of cuisines from all around the world, along with the Levantine specialties created by Al Sufra's Head Chef Julien Al Khal.

  • Movenpick Hotel, West Bay: Celebrate Ramadan with friends and family at Saray Tent. You will be taken on a magical journey to the era of the Ottoman Empire. A delicious buffet will include a fusion of traditional Ramadan favorites, local Qatari Cuisine.

The evening during the Ramadan month is all about family and friends. So here are a few tips for enjoying this precious time.

Just like every year for Ramadan, The Pearl-Qatar has come alive with festive lighting Visitors and residents can enjoy the variety of Iftar and Suhoor special menus served at restaurants across the island. They can also shop for Arabic incense, oriental perfumes, groceries, gift baskets, and sweet hampers offered around Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale’s retail outlets. During the holy month, The Pearl-Qatar’s shopping outlets will be open from 10am to 2pm and from 8pm until midnight.

The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara unveiled its 2016 Ramadan program under the theme of "Human Creation in the Holy Quran". Katara will have the Iftar Cannon on a daily basis along with Al-Mesahar and the festive activities, Islamic lectures, interactive workshops and informative exhibitions.

Finally, something for the sport lovers. Red Bull Kart Fight is at the door! The first ever karting competition to be held in Qatar will establish the fastest amateur kart racer in the country. All interested kart racers should be 15 years old and above and need to register at

Ooredoo, the official sponsor of website, has also come up with a great offer to make your Ramadan more enjoyable. Ooredoo has launched a new promotion that offers amazing benefits to all Shahry and Hala customers as part of the company’s #CloserConnection campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Find out more.