I have noticed some people are about to venture to Dubai for holidays and are a bit concerned about it being Ramadan during there trip, well I'm here at moment so I will give you a feel of how it's going.
If your worried about the effects of Ramadan ie, no eating, drinking, smoking etc during day light hours, then please don't worry. In fact if you probably would not even know its Ramadan, excpet for all the decorations in the malls and shops. You can still buy food and drinks, some restuarants are curtained off so its business as usual and some only serve takeaway.
If your really thirsty, quickly pop into the toilet and have a drink, its easy and non troublesome. The only downside for some people would be that no bars are serving alcohole until 7:30pm but im sure you can hang on till then.
The only concern.......it's HOT!
but for me coming from Melbourne where its freezing, its most welcoming, and my freinds will be envious of me with the dark tan i will have.
So hopefully this will ease some of the peoples concerns, just relax, enjoy and take in the sights and celebration of Ramadan plus there are still good sales too tours still operate as normal.