Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a significant and special time for Muslims around the world, and it begins on March 23, 2023. During this holy month of fasting and spiritual reflection, Muslims in the UAE abstain from food and drink during daylight hours as a way to focus on their faith and practice self-discipline.
The philanthropic activity plays a significant role in the Ramadan spirit and fosters a sense of solidity and support within the community. Many individuals and organizations help those in need by donating food and financial aid, as well as by giving them resources and services. The community also comes together in the evenings to break their fasts and participate in prayers.
The exquisite architecture of UAE mosques, particularly the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, is widely recognized, making it a must-visit destination during Ramadan. This sacred place offers visitors the opportunity to experience serenity and peace, witness evening prayers, and hear the call to prayer.
It is essential to follow local customs and traditions during Ramadan out of respect for the local community. This includes dressing modestly, refraining from public displays of affection, and avoiding eating, drinking, or smoking in public areas during daylight hours. It’s also crucial to be mindful of the increased religious devotion during this month and not to disturb those who are fasting by playing loud music or making loud noises.
During Ramadan, the daily routine changes, with shorter working hours for businesses and government offices and some restaurants and cafes being closed during the day. However, most restaurants and cafes remain open, and there are various Iftar (breaking fast) buffets to try the traditional Ramadan meal.
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