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The most common time to relocate to any country is during the summer months. For families with school aged children, July or August is the only option to enable the children to start their new school at the beginning of the term. Relocating to Dubai during summer however can pose additional challenges; primarily the soaring summer temperatures, and the likelihood of coinciding with the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  But how do these two factors really affect moving to Dubai and what advice can we offer to help make the process as stress free as possible? Read more

Ramadan is the month where Allah revealed the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) so that he could convey the message to mankind. It falls on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is the Holy month when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Ramadan begins by the sighting of the new moon which is announced by the Ramadan Crescent sighting committee. During the month every Muslim should practice “saum” – or abstinence – which means they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, cursing, arguing, lying, fighting and any sexual activity from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is a test of a Muslim’s sincerity to his or her belief and is intended to develop piety or consciousness of Allah. Read more

Islam is a religion, and Muslims are the people who follow this religion through the Koran, the word of Allah (God). An estimated one in every five people from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe are Muslim. Unlike popular belief, around only 20% of all Muslims are Arabs and 33% of all Muslims actually live in the Middle East. Islam is founded on five principles: Declaring there is no God but Allah, praying five times a day, charity, making a pilgrimage to Mecca and fasting during Ramadan. Read more

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