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7 RAMADAN TIPS FOR NON-MUSLIMS IN THE UAE

7 RAMADAN TIPS FOR NON-MUSLIMS IN THE UAE

There is nothing to worry about as long as you remain respectful to Muslim countries, following the UAE Laws and regulations, especially during the month of Ramadan, However, Here’s 7 major tips you have to take note if you are spending Ramadan in the UAE.

1.No eating, drinking or smoking in public

Do not drink, eat or smoke in public during fasting hours. Regardless of your religion, this applies to all public places and public and private transportation. However, for non-Muslims if you want to eat, drink during fast hours, you have to stay indoors and out of sight or in areas within public places

2.No revealing clothes 

One important thing is to wear clothes decently. Avoid wearing revealing clothes that is too short, tights, or see-through out of respect to Muslims who are observing Ramadan, specifically when visiting public spot like malls, restaurants, hotels.

3. Workplace manners

During Ramadan, there’s a general rule of scheduling, working hours for federal government and ministry employees will be from 9am to 2pm during Ramadan, according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. Private sector working hours are yet to be formally announced, but are expected to be shorter by two hours. If any urgent business meetings in line with Muslims, it will be best to schedule them in the morning when people are more focus and less exhausted.

4. Scheduling food and entertainment

During Iftar time, as much as possible avoid making dinner reservations as most restaurants will be busy serving for iftar feast, loud music is not allowed and pointless travels that will cause heavy traffic and uneasy.  Mostly during Ramadan, Entertainments such as clubs and bars are prohibited.

5. PDA or Public display of affection is not allowed

Public display of affection is generally considered impolite and indecent.

6. Ramadan night markets

Don’t worry, there is much to enjoy as well during Ramadan, we have night markets and souks out there. This must be fun to spend with your family and friends to catch up for food, stoppings and more.

7. be generous and friendly

During Ramadan, Muslims often donate to charities during the month and feed the hungry. And it isn’t bad to be like one, Start it with a friendly greetings to anyone you may randomly bump into, offering food to less fortunate, find opportunities to give genuine compliments throughout the day, this small kindness can mean so much more.

 

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9 afternoon tea in Dubai you wouldn’t say no to!

Who wouldn’t love tea in the afternoon? describes afternoon teas of various kinds, and provides menus for the old-fashioned tea, the at-home tea, the family tea and the high tea. Different types as we know, the typical tradition of an afternoon tea can sometimes be perceived as uptight one, missing it with good sandwiches and pastries that could satisfy your hunger.

Nowadays, a formal afternoon tea is more of a special occasion, taken as a treat in a hotel. The food is often served on a tiered stand.  there may be no sandwiches, but bread or scones with butter or margarine and optional jam or other spread, or toast, muffins. Sounds good?

We as individual who works on in front of the computer, crave for something to keep things flow and to feed ourselves a bit before facing the tools,  band at least have a chance to down tools or get away from the computer and relax from work for 10-15 minutes. It may equally involve coffee, tea, and almost inevitably, biscuits.  Yes? That is why we have search different afternoon tea that could help you refresh your daily work booster cravings. Here’s our top afternoon tea places that anyone couldn’t say no to!

The Farm restaurant in Al Barari

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Set within the green surroundings of Al Barari, The Farm is more than a restaurant – it is a culinary, leisure and social ‘hub’ for UAE residents looking to spend quality time and enjoy great food with family and friends.

The Farm’s philosophy is simple – to serve high-quality, wholesome food the way nature intended, in a relaxed and tranquil setting.

The flavours of The Farm are inspired from around the world, from Thai and Mediterranean to Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian.

From the on-site bakery and variety of dishes created to suit all dietary requirements to the interactive menus, The Farm is a culinary haven in Dubai.

Afternoon tea is served daily from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Price per person: AED 175/SAR 179
The Farm, Al Barari
(+971) 4 392 5660
www.thefarmdubai.ae

 

Al Maha Resort’s afternoon tea

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Embracing the culinary cultures of the East and West, dining at Al Maha Desort Resort and Spa is an experience to savour and remember.  With an excellent team all of the menus are exciting, meticulously prepared and flawlessly executed. 

Every dish is hand-made, using the finest, fresh ingredients from around the world. 

Bespoke dietary requirements are well catered for at Al Maha, including Halal meats, gluten-free dining and the freshest of hand-chosen produce. The resort provides an exemplary culinary experience which has earned Al Maha’s restaurant, Al Diwaan, superb reviews and accolades, including the reputation of being among the best food and dining in Dubai.

 there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to the food offering at Al Maha Resort’s afternoon tea. and it’s the stress-free atmosphere at hajar terrace where the afternoon tea is served makes it irresistible and the definitive afternoon-tea spot for a nature lover.

Afternoon tea is served daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. except during the month of Ramadan.

Price per person: AED 175/SAR 179
Al Maha Resort
(+971) 4 832 9900
www.al-maha.com

 

Dinner in the sky

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Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian-based experience that has created more than 5,000 dinner events in 40 cities around the world. Iconic locations have included the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Marina of Dubai, Villa Borghese in Rome, Athens, Copacabana Beach, and Cape Town. Forbes magazine has named it one of the world’s most extravagant meals. 

“Floating” above the ordinary brings a whole new perspective to product launches, consumer promotions, sponsorship activation, corporate engagement and entertainment in the sky.

Getting a plus thumbs up for having great food variety options and beverages. Making you more intense up in the air for serving its brewing coffees and tea. Definitely a top one bucket list you must add on!

Afternoon tea is served twice daily, with seatings at 4:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Price per person: AED 499/SAR 511 on weekdays, AED 599/SAR 611 on weekends
Dubai International Marine Club
(+971) 50 925 6341
www.dinnerinthesky.ae

Shangri-La Dubai’s

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Every afternoon from 1pm to 6pm, enjoy a refined Asian High Tea in the chic surroundings of our newly refurbished Lobby Lounge. Indulge in a selection of exotic teas, accompanied by mouth-watering savoury and sweet delicacies, all infused with unique Asian flavours. 


 Prices start from AED 135 per person. 

Shangri-La Dubai
(+971) 4 405 270
www.shangri-la.com/dubai

 

Skyview Bar at Burj Al Arab.

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From modern day classics to innovative cocktails, our master mixologists go to great lengths to seek out inspiration, drawing influence from the most unexpected places.The space inside Skyview has been designed for intimate conversations, and a rotating line-up of live music ensures the sights and sounds are as impressive as the beverages we shake up. Here, creating cocktails really is an art form.

 Giving you the most satisfying ambience in your entire life, fantastic view, wonderful staff, and a great fresh tea made up. You couldn’t ask for more!

Afternoon tea is served from Saturday to Thursday, with seatings at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Price per person: AED 620/SAR 633
Burj Al Arab
(+971) 4 301 7600
www.jumeirah.com

 

The Palace Downtown Dubai

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In a truly palatial Arabian atmosphere with panoramic views of Burj Lake and The Dubai Fountain, indulge in a selection of delectable pastries, sandwiches, premium beverages, juices and exclusive teas and coffees.

Afternoon Tea,’ has treats from the West paired with flavours of the East.

This is exactly what the PICTURE says it all!

Price per person: From AED 160/SAR 163
The Palace Downtown Dubai
(+971) 4 428 7981
www.theaddress.com

 

ATMOSPHERE BURJ KHALIFA

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Depending on your choice, you wil be treated to exquisite flavours that may berries,

Cream and savoury delicacies, or fine roasts with seasonal Vegetables. A sweet ending comes courtesy of an exquisite dessert selection featuring fine pastries and traditional favourites.

This must be one of the incredible view you will ever experience. You’ll love dubai even more with its spectacular scenery at the top.  

Afternoon tea is served daily from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Price per person: From AED 320/SAR 327
Burj Khalifa
(+971) 4 888 3828
www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com

 

The atlantis Palm

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Everyone loves a restaurant with a view and views don’t get much better than the one in Ossiano — Dubai’s famous seafood dinery located in Atlantis The Palm. With some of the finest seafood in the world it’s a superb place to celebrate something special. Follow Katrina as she enlists help from the mesmerising panorama of 65,000 marine animals, plus a friendly aquarium keeper who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make Mum and Dad’s special evening truly unforgettable.

Nothing beats the under the sea ambience I guess? This could be way more relaxing place to have staycation to. looking at the different fishes while having a zip on your tea is just perfect!

Afternoon tea is served every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price per person: From AED 295/SAR 301
Atlantis The Palm
(+971) 4 426 2626
www.atlantisthepalm.com

 

Rhodes W1

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Famed for his modern take of the best of British cuisine, Gary Rhodes and his dedicated team have developed a fabulously traditional take on the most popular of British traditions – afternoon tea. An afternoon at Rhodes W1 will leave you feeling transported to an English countryside setting, as you sit back, relax and sip tea out of the finest Wedgewood bone china, enjoying the enchanting gold and white butterflies and pops of colour throughout the restaurant which evoke a beautiful English garden. Alternately enjoy afternoon tea al fresco and bask in the peaceful ambience of the Rhodes W1 terrace, while the weather still permits.

 

Afternoon tea is served every Friday and Saturday, from 14:30 to 17:00.

Price per person: From AED 195/SAR 199
Grosvenor House
(+971) 4 317 6000
www.rw1-dubai.com

 

Cant get enough of the mouth watering afternoon tea youve see in the picture above? i bet! :p

 

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New year’s Eve in Dubai

Choosing the right plans on New Year’s Eve feels like a make-or-break situation, so we’re taking the anxiety out of the planning process by selecting six great venues in which to ring in 2017. Whether you’re hoping for an upscale Mediterranean feast reminiscent of a candlelight dinner in Monte Carlo or a poolside lounge from which to watch the incredible fireworks display, we’ve got you covered. Discover Savoir Flair’s selection, here.

La Cantine du Faubourg

End the year with Chef Gilles Bosquet’s mouthwatering New Year’s Eve menu of blue-lobster cannelloni, confit eggplant, and caviar de Sologne among other culinary masterpieces that will be available at La Cantine du Faubourg. There will also be a live French band for guests to enjoy a little added Parisian panache with their year-end celebration.

Prices begin at AED 1,200/SAR 1,219 per person
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
(+971) 4 352 7105
www.lacantine.ae

Aqua

At Aqua, a laid-back outdoor venue at JW Marriott Marquis, you’ll find Dutch duo Lucas & Steve and French superstar DJ Norman Doray headlining its New Year’s Eve party with their popular house music. Before hitting the dance floor, be sure to enjoy dinner on Aqua’s terrace, which is perfectly situated to offer breathtaking views of the city’s spectacular fireworks.

Prices begin at AED 1,600/SAR 1,626 per couple
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
(+971) 4 414 3000
www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

Catch Dubai

Chef Bobby Griffing at Catch Dubai has created a specialty menu of miso sea bass, duck four ways, short-rib tacos, and chocolate fondant, to name a few of the options available on his New Year’s Eve roster. Throw in the restaurant’s band Cubache, which will be playing an authentic mix of Cuban sounds and a fusion of Latin and Afro rhythms, and you can’t go wrong.

Prices begin at AED 550/SAR 559
Fairmont Dubai
(+971) 4 357 1755
www.catchdubai.com

Sass Café

If you can’t make it to Monte Carlo this New Year’s Eve, don’t fret. Sass Café, which hails from the notoriously glitzy city, will provide all its frivolity and allure alongside a delicious, Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Prices begin at AED 1,499/SAR 1,530 per person
Al Fattan Currency House
(+971) 4 352 7722
www.sasscafe-dubai.ae

Vida Downtown Dubai

Hoping to do something a little different this year? How about ringing in 2017 in a private pool cabana? Vida Downtown Dubai is offering cabanas for up to four people that guarantee (very comfortable) front-row seats to the fireworks in Downtown Dubai for a cool AED 5,000.

Prices begin at AED 5,000/SAR 5,082
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
(+971) 4 428 6888
www.vida-hotels.com

Blind Dragon

If fancy dinners and pool cabanas aren’t your idea of a good time, there’s really only one option left: a night packed with sing-your-heart-out karaoke. Cue New Year’s Eve at Blind Dragon. Not only will you enjoy a massive selection of the world’s most popular songs, you’ll also be able to enjoy an evening of unlimited food and drinks. It’s a win-win if you ask us.

Prices start at AED 599/SAR 611
The Atrium at Al Habtoor City
(+971) 4 437 0033
www.blinddragondubai.com

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