The world abstains, self-sacrifice, purifying souls, re-evaluating lives,  strengthen a relationship and so on. These are one of those indispensable reasons of our fellow Muslim in celebrating the Holy month.

Here in Dubai, this celebration is highly respected. Even Christians and Tourist are meant to follow some customs and traditions.

Here’s some of Ramadan do’s and don’ts to be followed.

  1. Don’t eat and drink in daylight in public. If you are not fasting you can eat somewhere in private.

  2. Smoke and chew a gum is prohibited too.
  3. Don’t wear any revealing, short or tight clothes in the public. Dress conservatively and properly.
  4. Don’t swear and curse in the public.
  5. Refrain of inappropriate shouting and laughing.
  6. Most restaurants, cafes, and bars will be closed in the daylight and will open for IFTAR buffets (6:00 pm/7:00 pm).
  7. Work schedules are arranged during Ramadan. From 8 to 5/ 6 hours is compulsory.
  8. Do some charity and charitable deeds.

Some people are exempt from Ramadan, such as young children, pregnant women, the elderly or the persons for which the fast of Ramadan would be dangerous to their health.

For us Christians living in the Arab Countries, we acknowledge this holy month by respecting their religious practices.  At home, we remain free to do what we want, as long as it does not interfere with their serenity.

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