Ramadan Activities in Abu Dhabi
The holy month of Ramadan in Abu Dhabi brings about a number of activities, festivals and charity programmes organised by different government entities and charity organisations.
The activities vary between religious, cultural and entertainment categories, which aim to encourage the art of caring and giving during the holy month of Ramadan.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Initiatives in Ramadan
Iftar for Fasting Person(s)
The centre organises the project of "Our Fasting Guests", held annually for the soul of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Meals are prepared at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi to serve thousands of people in around 12 tents.
Ramadan weekly lectures are organised within the "Holy Quran" programme, which hosts a number of scientists of Virtue to give religious and awareness lectures dealing with several topics of interest to all members of society.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Centre hosts lectures and lessons given by scientists of virtue throughout the month of Ramadan.
Holy Quran Reciters
Every year, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM) welcomes more renowned reciters of the holy Quran in the Islamic world to lead the worshipers during Tarawih and Tahajjud prayers throughout the entire holy month of Ramadan.
For more information about the Islamic lectures and activities, click here.
The religious activities in Ramadan play a very important role in every Muslim's daily life; Muslims tend to participate more often in these kind of activities during the holy month.
The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation set up tents in various locations of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region to offer free Iftar meals.
In addition, many other public and private organisations distribute thousands of iftar meals, dates and water at mosques and malls daily, shortly before Iftar time.
Charity works expand their activities outside UAE during the holy month of Ramadan helping thousands of Muslims worlwide.
"Zayed Giving" initiative is a unique model for humanitarian work at local and international levels; providing curative, surgical and preventative care for children and elderly, cardiac surgeries and medicines supply.
In addition to mobile clinics for people with special needs and training for healthcare professionals, as well as healthy Iftar meals.
Further encouraging volunteering activities in the holy month of Ramadan.
The Zakat Fund intensifies its campaigns during Ramadan to raise social awareness about Zakat, supporting needy families and widowed women.
Cultural and entertainment activities
Ramadan and Eid Show
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) hosts an annual exhibition that offers a mixture of traditional celebrations, shopping, Arabic food, and games.
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