Striking Ramadan decorations spruce up Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Every year, the UAE's shopping centres and residential areas go all out with seasonal decor

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From Dubai's Mall of the Emirates to Abu Dhabi's Galleria Al Maryah Island, the UAE's shopping centres are sporting dazzling decor for Ramadan, as shoppers enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Unsurprisingly, crescent moons feature throughout, with intricately designed ornaments hanging from ceilings or adorning signboards across the Emirates.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the UAE's most striking Ramadan decorations.

In Dubai, Times Square Centre has a mini majlis set-up that's perfect for photo opportunities. Festive design elements and window displays galore throughout Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. There's also an area set up in the centre of the mall where visitors can pose under orange and white arches.

Elegant decorations hang from the ceilings in both Mall of the Emirates and Galleria Al Maryah, where stars and moons are the main focus, alongside dangling fairy lights.

Ramadan Kareem messages can be seen throughout the UAE; on a giant signboard on the exterior of Dubai World Trade Centre or emblazoned on windows of malls, for example.

The decorations will remain in place through the holy month, leading into Eid Al Fitr, or the festival that marks the end of the holy month.

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Updated: April 05, 2022, 12:08 PM