Arooba Beauty Ramadan Blog


As we embrace the serenity of Ramadan, navigating through its second week, I felt compelled to share some insights that have helped me seamlessly adjust to the rhythm of this sacred month. Ramadan isn't just about abstaining from food; it's a holistic experience encompassing spiritual nourishment, physical vitality, and inner radiance. Let's delve into some practices that can infuse our days with vibrancy and grace. 

Mindful Makeup

For my morning beauty ritual, I keep it extensive on skincare and simple on makeup. I start off with a facial massage using an oil, followed by washing it off with a gentle cleanser. To ensure my skin receives ample hydration, I layer my skincare with a serum, essence, and moisturiser. I then apply a primer and a lightweight tinted sunscreen for essential protection. For coverage, I use a creamy concealer and set it with a pressed powder or simply opt for Charming from the Polished Princess palette for a translucent, glowing finish.

During the daytime, I gravitate towards the Polished Princess palette to create soft, subtle eye makeup looks. Shades like 'Shy' offer a rosy flush to the cheeks, adding a touch of radiance to the complexion. As the evening approaches and gatherings for Iftar commence, I transition to bolder eye makeup using the Desert Goddess or Majestic Queen palette. These palettes offer a spectrum of rich, vibrant hues to create mesmerising eye looks that captivate attention.

To accentuate the skin's luminosity, I rely on the warm-neutral tones of 'Beirut' from our Glitter Essence formula. Whether applied as a highlighter or layered over lipstick for a glossy finish, this versatile shade adds a radiant glow that lasts from dusk till dawn.

For my nighttime rituals during Ramadan, I've been paying extra attention to my haircare routine. I've been indulging in hair oil treatments, applying it generously and letting it nourish my hair overnight before washing it out the next morning. This has left my hair feeling incredibly soft and silky, and I aim to do this at least twice a week.

Nutrition for Radiance

During Ramadan, Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and Iftar (meal after sunset) hold paramount importance. Opting for nutrient-dense meals can sustain energy levels throughout the day. My go-to choices include a revitalising smoothie crafted from dates and nuts, hydrating coconut water, nourishing vegetable broths, and fresh fruits to satiate sweet cravings. For a nutritional drink, check out Arooba's Ramadan Smoothie that we recently posted on socials.  

Energise Your Body

For those early mornings when a caffeine boost isn't an option, I've discovered a refreshing alternative. Submerging my face into an icy water bowl invigorates my senses, leaving me energised for the day ahead. It not only reduces puffiness and soothes your skin, but also enhances circulation, minimising pores and giving a glow to your skin. Throughout the day, a spritz of rose water mist serves as a rejuvenating pick-me-up, keeping my skin radiant and revitalised.

Maintaining an active lifestyle is key during Ramadan. Engaging in light exercises like walking or yoga during fasting hours invigorates both body and mind. Post-Iftar, consider incorporating a gentle workout routine to aid digestion and sustain metabolic activity.


Time to Self-Reflect

Ramadan serves as a profound reminder of the abundance we often take for granted in our lives. As we abstain from food and water from dawn till dusk, we cultivate empathy for those who endure such deprivation daily. It's a time for gratitude, self-reflection, and spiritual renewal.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life; carve out moments for self-reflection, feel gratitude, and compassion as your heart softens. Set aside time during the day to engage in journaling. Make it a habit to jot down one thing you're thankful for or reflect on a good deed you've performed. Engaging in the reading of the Quran and offering extra prayers beyond the obligatory five times daily Salah can deepen your spiritual connection during this sacred month.

While adjusting to the reduced working hours and vibrant nighttime activities of Ramadan may initially present challenges, it's crucial to maintain a balance between work and social life for overall well-being. With fewer work hours, seize the opportunity to strategise about your career goals. Plan your work activities for the upcoming months, ensuring you are primed for productivity and focused on achieving your objectives.

Give and Receive 

Ramadan is a time of generosity and giving, where we express love and appreciation for our friends and family through thoughtful gifts. As the holy month approaches, I find myself eagerly browsing through gift guides online, searching for the perfect tokens of affection. From luxurious candles and exquisite perfumes to elegant jewellery pieces, these gifts carry the essence of Ramadan, fostering connections and spreading joy.

This year, we've taken our commitment to gifting to new heights with the launch of our Ramadan Gift Set – our most lavish offering yet.

The Arooba Ramadan Trio Gift Set contains :

  • Desert Goddess Palette
  • Majestic Queen Palette
  • Polished Princess Palette
  • Vegan Leather Bag
  • Icon-themed Scarf

All packed in a special treasure chest.

Inspired by the spirit of Ramadan, this curated collection is designed to delight both the giver and the receiver. With a diverse range of shades and textures, our gift set promises to elevate every eye makeup look, allowing you to express your unique style with confidence and flair.

Modest attire such as abayas, kaftans, and scarves become essential staples for many during Ramadan. To celebrate the spirit of generosity during this blessed month, we are delighted to offer a complimentary scarf with every purchase made on our website. These scarves feature a unique watercolour design inspired by the softness and hydration found in every skincare-makeup product we offer.


Beyond its practical use as a head covering for prayers, our Ramadan scarf serves as a versatile fashion accessory that embodies inner reflection and emotional grounding. Here are some creative ways to style and utilise your scarf:

  • Wear it on your head during prayer
  • Use it as a stylish headband
  • Wrap it around your wrist for a touch of elegance
  • Attach it to your handbag as a charming accessory

Yet, as we embrace the joy of giving, it's equally important to cultivate an attitude of graciousness when receiving. Whether it's a heartfelt compliment or a thoughtful gift from a loved one, learning to receive graciously is an essential aspect of the Ramadan experience. Rather than brushing off compliments or feeling undeserving of gifts, let us accept them with humility and gratitude, recognising the love and goodwill behind each gesture.

In the spirit of Ramadan, let us give generously, receive graciously, and spread kindness and compassion wherever we go. After all, it's through the exchange of heartfelt gifts and gestures that we strengthen the bonds of friendship and community, creating lasting memories that endure long after the month has passed.


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What’s On Dubai

Discovering the perfect spots for iftars and suhoors in Dubai during Ramadan is a delightful journey, especially this year as Ramadan has fallen during wintertime after many years so there are lots of outdoor experiences to enjoy. Here are some places that have caught my attention this Ramadan:

  • Palace Courtyard at One&Only Royal Mirage: Picture enjoying a serene suhoor under the starlit sky with your loved ones at this enchanting venue.
  • The Nara Desert Camp: Imagine being immersed in the desert's tranquility as you feast on a buffet-style meal while being entertained by a mesmerising fire show and music.
  • FIYA at Keturah Reserve: Surrounded by ancient olive trees and a canopy of stars, indulge in a flavours from the Middle East and South America.
  • Ramadan Majlis at Jumeirah Emirates Towers: Experience sustainable dining at its finest in the heart of Downtown Dubai. 
  • Amelia Restaurant & Lounge: Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, enjoy mouthwatering food at one of the hottest dining spots in Dubai.

Another place that is buzzing at the moment is the vibrant atmosphere of the Ramadan District, offering stunning views of The Museum of Future. Explore a bustling setup featuring stalls offering delectable food, exquisite craftsmanship, and unique shopping experiences. I would love to visit while its there until the 4th April. 

I've noticed a preference for pampering treatments like pedicures and hammams during Ramadan. At the beginning of the month, it's all about preparing for the fasting period, while towards the end, the focus shifts to getting everything ready in time for Eid. If you are around Jumeirah neighbourhood, I would suggest booking in an appointment at the Al Asalla Spa at the Dubai Ladies Club or Maison Nefertari to avail Ramadan offerings and discounts. 

Sleep Hygiene

Embracing sleep hygiene isn't just about following a set of rules—it's about crafting rituals and practices that resonate with you personally. I've found that prioritising rest has become even more crucial amidst the changes in our routines.

Before winding down for the night, I've made it a habit to indulge in calming pre-sleep rituals. A soothing bath not only relaxes my body but also helps quiet my mind, preparing me for a restful slumber. To create a serene environment, I steer clear of screens, opting instead for activities that promote relaxation, such as reading or gentle stretches. Wearing a sleep mask ensures that I block out any distracting light, helping me ease into a deep and uninterrupted sleep.

Adjusting to shifts in sleep patterns during Ramadan can be challenging. I have loved tracking my sleep hours on my Whoop to better understand my sleep habits and optimise my rest. By monitoring my sleep hours and patterns, I can ensure that I'm giving my body the rest it needs to thrive during this spiritually enriching time.

Remember, Ramadan is not just about abstaining from food; it's a time for reflection, self-improvement, and nurturing the spirit. With these tips, let's make this Ramadan a celebration of inner and outer radiance. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Ramadan!

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