Ramadan, expected to begin this year from the start of May till the start of June, is time for Muslims to fast, pray, and introspect. The days of Ramadan are spent in spiritual strengthening while the nights are spent in celebration and vigil. It is also the best time to visit some of the world’s most beautiful places to get the local experience. iJET, today discusses the top 5 places to visit in a private jet during the holy month of Ramadan.
With Dubai International Airport to Close its Southern Runway for 45 Days during the month of Ramadan (April 16 to May 30), it is time to turn your eyes to UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi. Ramadan is the time to be in Abu Dhabi, as major hotel drop their prices and you get to enjoy multi-course sumptuous iftar buffets.
Ramadan in Abu Dhabi is an experience to cherish. Prices of hotels around Abu Dhabi drops and you get to experience sumptuous iftar meals. Ramadan tents for suhoor and iftar in Abu Dhabi is a big deal as hotels compete with each other for the best one. Malls are usually open late till midnight. A must-visit place in Abu Dhabi, especially during Ramadan is exquisite Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Its beauty is beyond words. Free iftar is also served. It is a way to break the fast with the local community and to soak in the local experience.
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Trees are wrapped with fairy lights, a festive atmosphere, and mosques exhibiting sparkling celebratory messages between their minarets. This is what you should expect when travelling to Istanbul. The ancient city of Istanbul becomes all the more festive during Ramadan. In certain parts, mats with food laid out on roadsides are available for the breaking of fast together. If you are in Istanbul during Ramadan, must try food includes- pide and güllaç, a milky pudding with pomegranate seeds and ground pistachio nuts. Visit the world-famous Blue Mosque near dusk and you will find the place filled with vendors selling Turkish cuisine and religious books.
For a surreal experience stroll along Bosphorus towards the Blue Mosque just before the sunset.
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We have often told you about the beauties of Marrakesh visited by private jet. But this Ramadan we suggest you turn your eyes towards the impressive Moroccan city of Casablanca. Casablanca has one of the largest mosques in the world- Hassan II Mosque. The remarkable piece of Muslim architecture is a sight to behold. During Ramadan, you get to experience traditional Moroccan iftar and explore the souks to shop to your heart’s content.
One thing that you should know is the daylight savings time. During Ramadan, Morocco cancels daylight savings time, making it -1 GMT.
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A famous city for its world-famous pyramids, Cairo gets even more enchanting during Ramadan. The rich throw huge street parties for the poor in the spirit of generosity. The houses and streets are decorating with lanterns and lights. For a local experience visit a mosque to break the fast. It is a great chance to mix with the locals and sample their traditional cuisine. To shop for unique souvenirs and feast delectable Egyptian cuisine visit one of the local markets.
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Cape Town is one of Africa’s top tourist destinations. South Africa’s capital city of Cape Town is a wonderful blend of sea and mountains, making it a must visit the place. But the place has a large Muslim community, a fact that is not largely known. This is why you should visit Cape town in Ramadan . South Africa has one of the shortest fasting durations of about 11 to 12 hours. Mosques can be easily found in places like Bo-Kaap and serve meals for Iftar too. Apart from visiting the top tourist destinations like Table Mountain National Park, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Clifton Beaches, you get to eat authentic South African cuisine.
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To get the spiritual yet festive feeling of Ramadan, you can head down to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It is the place to be during Ramadan with its bazaars and heavenly food. The Ramadan bazaars are located almost everywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Here you get to taste varieties of Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Shopping outlets usually have special Ramadan discounts and bargains. A two-day national holiday marks the end of Ramadan, with celebrations and a festive atmosphere found throughout Malaysia.
If you’re planning a trip during Ramadan, let iJET assist you, to ensure a truly memorable experience for you and your clients. We are available 24 hours a day to discuss how we can eliminate errors and delays and ensure a seamless vacation for your valued clients. iJET offers its timely and efficient flight support so that your client’s trip is always successful and on time.