More Ramadan Eye Candy

August 23rd, 2011

A scene from the Mall of the Emirates (above) shows the traditional symbol of Ramadan, the crescent moon surrounded by stars.

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy Ramadan decorations? Yes, I realize mall decorations are materialistic, capitalistic, consumeristic, all of the above.

I don’t care.

For those that may not know… cultural symbols for Ramadan include lanterns (fanouz), calligraphy, dates, and arabesque motifs. (More religious symbols are the Quran and the mosque.)

Below are photos taken in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.


And my favorite is … Harvey Nichols. Every year this shop has a creative Ramadan themed display in each of their windows. These last three photos are from Harvey Nichols…. 

If you enjoyed this post, see my previous post, Scenes from a Mall: US Brands Promoting Ramadan.

Question: What are your favorite sights during the month of Ramadan?

  1. August 24th, 2011 at 09:25 | #1

    Nice photos. I took the exact same one of the hanging stars at the MOE. Its my favorite mall decoration this year. And the lanterns! LOL

  2. Holly S. Warah
    Holly S. Warah
    August 24th, 2011 at 15:57 | #2

    @Zvezdana Everytime I walk through the Mall of the Emirates and look at the moon & stars, I smile. That crescent moon reminds me a big white banana. I wish I could have seen the workers stringing those things up. 🙂

  3. Vickie Al hazineh
    August 25th, 2011 at 09:15 | #3

    Nobody does it like Dubai….That’s why I like Dubai better than Jordan. Even at Christmas. And my Fav place to Spend money…Emirates mall. 😉 Happy times!! Twinkling of the pretty lights during Ramadan & the beautiful Christmas trees during the Holidays. Maybe one day they will have “FAKE SNOW” knowing Dubai….lol 🙂

  4. Holly S. Warah
    Holly S. Warah
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:03 | #4

    @Vickie Al hazineh Thanks for stopping by! You must know, there already is fake snow in Dubai … at Mall of the Emirates at Ski Dubai!! I will have to post some photos of that. It’s hard for people to imagine this level of over-the-top.

  5. lina
    July 11th, 2013 at 04:28 | #5

    nice photos, I’m happy to know that shops decorate for Ramadan, it’s a new trend:) If you wana decorate your home with indoor and outdoor light and paper decorations, you can visit and they’ll deliver to your home

    • Holly S. Warah
      Holly S. Warah
      July 11th, 2013 at 09:12 | #6

      HI Lina, I will check I out. Happy Ramadan!

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