Ramadan Rewound!

Today is officially the first day of Ramadan here in the UAE. As a non-Muslim expat, this month is really special to me too.

I want to share this post as a quick peek at what this month is really all about.

Source: Ramadan Kareem!

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Barbecue season

Did I mention that it’s peak barbecue season here in the UAE? The weather is in the delicious late twenties/early thirties. Not too hot to prevent you from venturing outdoors and not too cold to warrant pulling out winter wear from storage either.

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Iftar at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Last weekend we had the opportunity to try out the Iftar at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC.

Upon entering we were greeted warmly by the staff and directed to the hall which was beautifully decked up with dim lighting and elegant place settings. Within minutes of being seated we were offered our choice of drinks and I opted for the jallab, a popular Middle Eastern drink.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Muslims all over the world have started observing the holy month of Ramadan this week.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, believed to be when the Quran was revealed. It is a month steeped in prayer, fasting and charity for believers worldwide.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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