Ramadan FAQs for Tourists

Am I allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public during fasting hours? No, during fasting hours, even non-Muslims are expected to follow the rules of fasting. You are allowed to eat, drink and smoke in private. During work, companies are required to provide an eating room away from those fasting. Is there a set…

Know Your Arabic

For lovers of languages, we have compiled some Arabic phrases you can use during the blessed month of Ramadan. Start practicing! Ramadan Kareem – A commonly used phrase in order to wish a Muslim a happy and healthy Ramadan Iftar – Muslims all around the world will abstain from food and drink, through fasting, from…

Ramadan 101: What You Need To Know

Ramadan is a time of tranquility and reflection, a time to slow down and connect with friends and family. It’s the Holy Month in the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for approximately 30 days and doing so is one of the five pillars of Islam. There are 7 billion people in…

Ramadan Memories: 5 Minutes with Chef Essam Nabhan

Essam Nabhan is the Executive Chef of Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai. A Jordanian by nationality, Chef Essam made his foray into the culinary world as a kitchen apprentice. His determination to continuously improve the restaurants’ food and beverage offering is neverending and he is constantly striving to deliver memorable experiences to my guests and strive to…

DIY Ramadan Lantern

  When lanterns light up across homes, restaurants and hotels in the region, we know the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. The lantern or fanous has become a symbol of Ramadan illuminating streets and creating a magical ambiance during this season. As quoted in an Al Arabiya article, according to Dr. Nasif Kayed, managing…

Foods to Include & Avoid while Fasting during Ramadan

Fasting is not only a physical but also a spiritual exercise that has many lasting benefits. While it heightens the consciousness of God, it is also important for a healthy lifestyle, to detoxify the body, to be in touch with our spirituality and is a means to show our compassion. As Ramadan fast extends from…

Fitness Dos and Don’ts During Ramadan

Ramadan can be a challenging month. So it is important you look after yourself during this period of fasting. When it comes to taking care of your health, there is no clear right or wrong set in stone and depends on individual health. But it is worthwhile keeping in mind the below do’s and don’ts:…

Tips for Glowing and Radiant Skin during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is right around the corner. This month of fasting will see a change in the daily schedules of people. To add to the change in lifestyle that Ramadan brings, is the intense heat of the summer. And no one wants the effects of fasting combined with hot weather to show…