Check out the Burj Khalifa’s Ramadan light show
- The Burj Khalifa is putting on a special Ramadan light show each evening of the Holy Month
- Thanks to the LED light show, the building is effectively the world’s biggest display screen
- Visitors to The Dubai Mall can enjoy the show each evening at 7:45 and 9:45
- The light show includes many symols of Ramadan, including the crescent moon
Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – aka the world’s tallest building – is celebrating Ramadan by putting on a special light show.
The tower’s LED lights have been programmed to illuminate the sides of the building with the traditional symbols of the Holy Month, including the crescent moon, eight-pointed star and the mosque.
The Burj Khalifa has effectively become the world’s largest-ever display screen, and each night at 7:45 and 9:45 from Sunday to Wednesday (as well as 8:45 and 10:45 Thursday and Saturday) the special Ramadan show is projected.
Enjoy #BurjKhalifa’s Ramadan LED show daily at 7:45 & 9:45 Sunday through Wednesday and with two additional shows at 8:45 and 10:45 Thursday through Saturday pic.twitter.com/XfszX47W6m— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) 6 May 2019
The nightly light shows – which tend to accompany the Dubai Fountain – has become a big tourist highlight for Downtown Dubai. Visitors to Dubai Mall can also get in on the action, as the Burj Khalifa’s Ramadan night show is visible from just outside the mall.
And it’s no wonder the show has become popular. The Dubai Mall alone welcomed more than 22-million visitors in the first three months of this year (and has seen more than 80-million visitors each year for the past five years).
The high volume of visitors is credited to the number of tourists who visit Dubai regularly, along with the high frequency of UAE residents coming down to check out the world’s largest mall by total area.
Ramadan officially kicked off in the UAE on Monday and is a special time in the Islamic Calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for approximately 30 days – doing so is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Working hours are also reduced across the UAE, and the school day is also shortened to five hours.
Of course, during Ramadan, it’s important to be aware of some cultural considerations, especially for non-Muslims. Those who are not fasting are encouraged that Ramadan is a time to dress appropriately and avoid eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in public during daylight hours.
Most restaurants operate different hours or have special screened-off areas.