Holiday lights, gifts, an abundance of pastries and treats—no, it’s not Christmas in July but Eid al-Fitr, one of the most joyous holidays in the Muslim calendar. Eid marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting during daylight hours observed by Muslims, and for the residents of Dubai the holiday is the time to let loose. While in many countries, Eid is a one-day celebration, sometimes called the Sugar Feast, one day is not enough for the residents of Dubai. Instead Eid (which falls on July 28 in 2014) stretches into a several-day celebration with culinary demonstrations, brunches, shopping events, fireworks, musical events and—did we mention them yet?—sweets. If dessert is your favorite course of every meal, Eid will delight you with an abundance of treats heavy on nuts, honey, and dried fruits. Your sweet tooth has never been so happy.
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