It’s that time of year again with Ramadan knocking on our door and despite living in a Muslim society, Dubai is a pretty tolerant one, so we’re lucky many stand-alone restaurants and cafés do obtain a special licence to operate in daylight. The independent eateries open to dine in for lunch and in some cases breakfast too over the holy month. As always, expect hotels and members clubs to have at least one restaurant open, if not more. Read more
With Ramadan likely to be called on Thursday here are some or the do’s and don’ts during the Holy month.
There’s no doubt that for non-Muslim expats life in Dubai changes during Ramadan, but it’s equally true that this annual observance provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the traditional culture and cuisine of our fair Emirate. Tolerant though it is, Ramadan serves as healthy reminder that Dubai remains a predominantly Muslim city. As such, it is vital to understand the rules of public conduct during the Holy Month. Here are some essential do’s and don’ts to steer you in the right direction. But remember, Muslim or not, all can appreciate the overarching themes this month, that of of tolerance, compassion, gratitude and above all charity. Read more
Beginning from next month, July 2015, Dubai Police will use radars to catch motorists who don’t keep enough distance between vehicles, an offence also commonly referred to as tail-gating.
Fines and black points for violators will also be issued, according to Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander, Operations, Dubai Police.
The fine for not maintaining a safe distance is Dhs 400 and four black points.