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Entertainment Options During Ramadan

My Magazine 2024/03
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In Ramadan, The Gambia transforms into a serene and reflective atmosphere, with changes in daily routines and practices for the Muslim communities. However, for tourists seeking entertainment and cultural experiences, plenty of options are available throughout the month. While some aspects of daily life may adjust during Ramadan, many touristic places in The Gambia continue to offer vibrant entertainment programs for visitors of all backgrounds.

During Ramadan, it's essential to acknowledge the changes in daily life for the local population, including altered business hours and cultural practices. However, tourists will find that touristic venues and entertainment hubs remain open and active, catering to fasting and non-fasting individuals.

Here's a curated list of places in The Gambia that offer entertainment programs during Ramadan:

Tamala Beach Resort

Tamala Beach Resort is a beacon of relaxation and enjoyment for locals and tourists. Even during Ramadan, the resort remains steadfast in its commitment to providing scrumptious events for everyone.

Throughout the holy month, Tamala Beach Resort continues to offer its signature weekly events, ensuring there's always something exciting happening for visitors to enjoy. Start your week with a leisurely Brunch every Sunday, where you can indulge in a delicious spread of culinary delights while soaking in the serene ocean views.

Midweek, immerse yourself in the rich flavours and vibrant atmosphere of African BBQ Night every Wednesday. Feast on succulent grilled meats and savoury accompaniments as the sounds of live music fill the air, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.

As the weekend approaches, Tamala Beach Resort invites you to unwind at their Fish Market Night every Friday. Choose from an array of freshly caught seafood, expertly prepared and served alongside delectable sides and sauces. It's a seafood lover's paradise not to be missed.

But the excitement doesn't end there. On Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, guests can enjoy the sizzle and aroma of Grill Night, where an enticing selection of grilled specialities awaits. From juicy steaks to tender kebabs, there's something to satisfy every craving.

During Ramadan, Tamala Beach Resort also extends a warm invitation to join them for Iftar Dinner every day at 7 pm. Break your fast in style with a sumptuous meal prepared with care and served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

For the latest updates and information on events and offerings at Tamala Beach Resort, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Kombo Beach Resort

At Kombo Beach Resort, the week is filled with exciting events to satisfy every need. Dive into a delightful Sunday Family Brunch from 1 pm to 4 pm, where you can enjoy a delectable spread with your loved ones. Later in the evening, indulge in succulent shrimp dishes at Shrimp Night every Sunday from 7 pm.

On Saturdays, it's time for the Beef Bonanza Night at 7 pm, offering a feast of savoury beef creations. And don't miss out on Crab Night every Thursday at 7 pm, where you can savour the freshest crab dishes in town.

For the latest updates and information on events and offerings at Kombo Beach Resort, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Balafon Beach Resort

Join Balafon Beach Resort every Friday for an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of Italy in The Gambia. From mouthwatering pasta dishes to flavourful pizzas and decadent desserts, Italian Night offers a culinary journey that delights the senses. Savour every bite against the backdrop of the serene beachfront setting, with the sound of the waves as your soundtrack.

For the latest updates and information on events and offerings at Balafon Beach Resort, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

King's & Queen's Show

Embark on a captivating journey of talent and entertainment at the King's & Queen's electrifying show every Thursday that will leave you spellbound. This weekly extravaganza promises an unforgettable spectacle featuring a dynamic lineup of live bands, sensational singers, mesmerizing dancers, and awe-inspiring acrobatics.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

African Princess

Experience the vibrant rhythms and soulful melodies of The Gambia's music scene at African Princess every Monday from 8 pm to 10 pm. From traditional beats to contemporary tunes, the African Princess's live band delivers an unforgettable experience.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Kololi Beach Resort

Join the excitement at Kololi Beach Resort with a week full of entertainment! Test your knowledge and compete against friends at the Kololi Monster Quiz every Tuesday at 8 pm. Groove to the tunes of Desmond and The Revolution Band every Thursday at 8 pm, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. On Saturdays, AK The Solo Singer serenades guests with soulful melodies at 8 pm, while Sundays come alive with the smooth sounds of The popular Saxoplayer in the afternoon.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Yasmina Resto Bar & Saffron The Spice Kitchen

Indulge in a weekend of unforgettable entertainment at Saffron and Yasmina's with Papa Rudy's electrifying live singing with the best pop, rock, and country hits. But the excitement doesn't stop there – brace yourself for heart-pounding excitement as a talented troupe of acrobats, dancers, and performers mesmerizes you with incredible skills and precision.

Plus, don't miss out on their daily happy hour from 9 am to 5 pm, where you can unwind with your favourite drinks and soak in the lively atmosphere.

For the latest updates and information, follow Yasmina Restaurant on Facebook and Instagram

For the latest updates and information, follow Saffron Restaurant on Facebook and Instagram

Vineyard Multicuisine

Don't miss out on the opportunity to unwind and socialize at Vineyard Multicuisine's Happy Hour daily from 7 pm to 11 pm, and take advantage of unbeatable deals on your favourite drinks! Whether winding down after a long day or kicking off a night out with friends, Vineyard's happy hour is the perfect way to enjoy premium beverages at wallet-friendly prices.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Ali Baba's Pizza Bar and Restaurant

Don't miss the opportunity to be captivated by Jali Suso as he serenades you with soulful melodies on the delicate strings and resonant tones of the Kora, a symbol of West African heritage.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Poco Loco Beach Club

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of entertainment at Poco Loco Beach Club! Until March 24th, experience The Gambia's rich traditions and rhythms at its Cultural Nights every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

On Tuesdays, groove to the reggae beats with Colly Cisse, setting the tone for a lively evening. And on Sundays, don't miss The Revolution Band, delivering electrifying performances that will keep you dancing all night.

Please note that after March 24th, Cultural Nights will exclusively take place on Mondays.

For the latest updates and information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Kunta Kinteh Beach Complex

Kick off your week with the smooth tunes of Des Desmond every Monday and Friday. On Tuesdays, groove to the rhythms of the Melody Band, while on Wednesdays, come alive with Coly Cisse's captivating performances.

Get ready to boogie down with Solid Gold Disco on Thursdays and enjoy the ultimate party atmosphere with 5 Star on Saturdays. Cap off your weekend with a Sunday BBQ accompanied by a cultural band and dancers (depending on the numbers booked).

Facetyme Karaoke 

Get ready to unleash your inner rockstar every Wednesday night at Senegambia, as Facetyme Karaoke presents Karaoke Night from 9 pm to midnight! Hosted by the one and only DJ Face, it's your chance to take the stage and shine like a star. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a first-time singer, the spotlight is yours to command.

As tourists explore The Gambia during Ramadan, they'll discover a blend of cultural traditions, entertainment, and hospitality that make this West African destination truly unique.

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