The Ramadan is the holy month of Islam observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. During this period, individuals, alone or along with their family members would be interested to plan and go on vacation that fits their budget.
So in this article, you’re going to see a host of places you can visit this Ramadan even on a tight budget.
So let’s get to it.
5 budget Ramadan friendly destinations
1. Istanbul, Turkey
Top on our list is Istanbul, the ancient Muslim country in turkey that promises a satisfying Ramadan experience. After sunset, there’s a festive atmosphere all over the city. The minarets of mosques are lit with sparkling celebratory messages, iftar tents are constructed around the country and trees are illuminated with fairly lights. At night, people gather in the city’s public places to listen to the public reading of the Qur’an. You don’t need to worry about what to wear, as their are no specific dress codes. So you’re free to wear whatever you want to.
For relaxation and refreshment, there are restaurants, bars and clubs open after sunset. The streets of Istanbul offer various kinds of festivities during Ramadan. While some choose to drink tea and smoke nargile at cafes with beautiful scenery, some enjoy attending iftar and sahur meals on the cozy streets of Istanbul’s historic districts It doesn’t matter if your a Muslim or non muslin, as everyone is welcomed to join the Ramadan festival.
At night, people gather in the city’s public places to listen to the public reading of the Qur’an. You don’t need to worry about what to wear, as their are no specific dress codes. So you’re free to wear whatever you want to. For relaxation and refreshment, there are restaurants, bars and clubs open after sunset. You can choose to drink tea and smoke nargile at cafes with beautiful scenery or enjoy attending iftar and sahur meals on the cozy streets of Istanbul’s historic districts. It doesn’t matter if your a Muslim or non muslin, as everyone is welcomed to join the Ramadan festival.
2. Alexandria, Egypt
Pay a visit to Alexandria and enjoy the essence of the Ramadan celebration. You’ll find a lot of things interesting about this place. Here, Muslims show a great deal of generosity by giving food and money to the poor, even tourists as well. After sunset, the city comes to life with different activities. Tents are set up everywhere, including shopping malls and hotels, mosques are lit up and the streets are decorated in Ramadan themes. For entertainment, you’ll enjoy the folkloric music which is held on a nightly basis.
In the evening, you can pay a visit to the famous mosque, Morsi Abdul Abbas where themed decorations are hung everywhere.
3. Mahe Island, Seychelles
The Mahe island in Seychelles is one beautiful destination to consider to spend this 2019 Ramadan holiday.
The island offers a great environment that consist of a beach, leafy green forests, beautiful granite boulders where the water laps on, high mountain spots and pink sand beaches, all together making the island a splendid place to enjoy the Ramadan holiday.
4. Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Zanzibar is another beautiful island, located in the shores of Tanzania. The archipelago of historic Indian ocean islands, where you can enjoy a great Ramadan holiday.
There are quite a number of beaches you can visit and relax while watching the white dhow sails cruising the startling blue waters of the Indian ocean. In the evening, you can also pay a visit to the mosques, bath houses and crumbling palace in the island capital, stone town.
5. The Tinapa Resort, Calabar
Now, let’s bring it down to our own locality. The Tinapa resort, located in calabar offers a a cool environment to spend the Ramadan holiday.
Here, you’ll find an entertainment strip that serves as a digital cinema, a casino restaurant, night clubs and pubs. For your kids, there’s a beautiful kid’s arcade where they can have fun at.
These 5 Ramadan destinations should definitely fit any budget for you and your family members to have a wonderful time this Ramadan. For most of the places we listed above, you’ll get the opportunity to explore and get involved in a whole different Ramadan customs and traditions.
And what’s more? You can start off now by booking a cheap flight to any destination you’ll choose.