Ramadan in Fujairah, UAE, seems to be as much about eating as it is about fasting.
After a day without food it must come as good news to break fast with a date (in the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed) and then to enjoy iftar (the evening meal) which includes traditional desserts and sweets. In this way one experiences Ramadan as much with the taste buds and stomach as with the mind and spirit.
Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid is about festivity and the purified person is outwardly symbolized by washing, worship, new clothes, perfume, gift giving and receiving, visiting and sharing more delicious food.
Location and Hours
It is no wonder that a Sweets Souq (Market) exists in Fujairah during the month of Ramadan and extends to the end of the Eid holiday.
The Sweet Souq is open each afternoon between 3.00-6.30pm to keep the tables laden at iftar and during Eid.
This open-air market is located on the Fujairah corniche over the road from the ship-shaped Fujairah International Marine Club.
Take a Look
Take a look at photos from the Sweet Souq at this link but better still, visit the market and get a sweet taste of Fujairah.
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