Ramadan is a time of the year when you can experience varied facets of the Muslim world. Besides spiritual significance, this month allows you to rejuvenate your senses while being a part of the cultural extravaganza. Shopping is another highlight of Ramadan. Around the world, several special marketplaces known as Ramadan Market are set up, where one can buy best of the items at throw away prices and gorge on scrumptious fare. Here are few popular markets worth a visit to add a new chapter of shopping to your travel diaries.
Malaysia is one of those countries where shopping has emerged as one of the most favourite pastimes. During the Holy Month, a good number of Ramadan Bazaars come to prominence. Travellers buying tickets aboard flights to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, during Ramadan must contemplate visiting Kampung Baru Ramadan Bazaar at Jalan Raja Alang. This is among the largest ones in KL. Market at Bukit Bintang also a must visit, if you are keen on exploring the cultural effervescence during the Holy Month. Travellers in Klang Valley can ill afford to miss out on spending time at Shah Alam Ramadan Bazaar.
Dubai is the most happening place in the entire Middle East and during Ramadan there are numerous activities you can be a part of. Shopaholics boarding flights to Dubai must add Ramadan Night Market to their itineraries. Dubai World Trade Centre is the venue for this 10-day shopping event which is concluding on 27th July, 2014. Scores of retailers from across the globe are participating in the event. While walking around, you would come across an impressive range of jewellery, perfumes, electronics, leather, garments and much more. Besides shopping, there are numerous food stalls where you can taste authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in addition to varied selection of international delicacies. Activities such as bouncy castles, indoor rides and sand painting are enough to keep kids busy. No entry tickets are required to be a part of this shopping-cum-cultural event.
Travellers reserving tickets to fly to Canadian cities such as Toronto and Ottawa can enjoy shopping at various Eid Bazaars and Ramadan Markets. Largest Eid Bazaar known as GTA Eid Festival in Toronto will be set up at Toronto Convention Centre. This will be the 29th edition of this event and will feature various activities; shopping is among the most prominent ones. Jami Omar Eid Bazaar in the capital city of Ottawa is the best place to shop for trendy and traditional dresses just before Eid.