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Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with Al Rawabi, has installed fridges in public parks across the city. Each fridge is filled with dates, dairy, and juices for park goers who are taking walks, jogging, or engaging in exercise. The fridges are part of Ramadan Walk, a new initiative that seeks to promote health awareness in the… Read More

Now that Ramadan has officially begun, it is time to learn words and phrases that are typically used during this month. Aside from some common greetings, these include a few terms that tell us more about Islam and its Five Pillars. During the Holy Month, you may also be invited to “Iftar,” which is the… Read More

As Ramadan 2017 approaches, city services are getting ready for the month-long event. For their part, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced new timings for their services. The new timings cover working hours for Dubai buses, metro and tram services, and parking hours. All of these have been planned to help ensure the… Read More

Soon, we will be observing Ramadan in the UAE. This period marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. Based on Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. For Muslims around the world, fasting during this period is… Read More

One of the biggest events during Ramadan in the UAE is the Night Market. This year, the Ramadan Night Market will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from June 1 to 10, 2017. The 10-day event will feature brands and products from all over the world. Visitors can also choose from a variety… Read More

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It’s June and in this month will be the start of the Ramadan season in Dubai and the UAE. This is the month-long celebration where our Muslim brothers and sisters practice fasting.  They abstain from eating during certain times of the day. Given that the UAE is a Muslim country, as expats, we are advised… Read More

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Government employees in the UAE will have a long nine-day break after the end of Ramadan (including the two weekends). According to a report from official news agency WAM, based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed… Read More

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Eid Al Fitr is coming next week and a report from WAM news agency states that UAE Ministry of Labour has declared it as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE and these 2 holidays will be on the first and second days of Shawwal. We previously posted an article… Read More

eid al fitr holiday uae

Ramadan season in the UAE started last June 6 – Monday. This is a season of fasting that normally spans a month. Based on the June 6 start date, the Eid Al Fitr is likely to fall on July 5 or July 6. Government employees in the UAE are likely to enjoy a 5-day holiday… Read More

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UAE employees in the private sector, the working hours during Ramadan has been announced – the hours will be reduced by 2 hours during this fasting season. A circular by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, states these terms and this was issued last Monday. This reduced work hours is in accordance to… Read More

ramadan working hours uae

UAE residents, 9am to 2pm will be the work hours for employees at Ministries and other Federal Authorities during the month of Ramadan. This is according to a report from official news agency WAM. Work timings for all federal government employees is reduced to 5 hours per day. Ramadan is approaching on the first week… Read More

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In the month of Ramadan, employees located in the UAE will have less work hours in a daily job schedule, from the regular 8 hours a day will reduce to an average of 6 hours a day. Be advised that according the UAE Labour Law, it does not recognize the difference between people who fast and… Read More

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School timings will be shortened during Ramadan season. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has unified the school timings and has instructed to cut them to five hours. “Schools should ensure that the total duration for students do not exceed five hours per day” said Mohammed Darwish (Regulations & Permits Comission Chief) at KHDA. He added ”… Read More

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Eid Al Fitr is the day that signals the end of the 30-day fasting of the Holy month of Ramadan. This is a time where our Muslim brothers and sisters also go out and have a feast to rejoice. This is a holiday celebration and it is a non working holiday for the government and… Read More

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Liwan Restaurant in Al Guhrair Rotana is offering daily Iftar Buffet in celebration of the Ramadan feast. Plenty of options are available for breaking your fast in Dubai and the resto provides an array of Arabic menu and a selection of international dishes to satisfy your cravings during this month. Liwan All Day Dining Al… Read More