Friday, September 29, 2006

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan started nearly a week ago and I was keen to post my impressions of the holy month and its effect on life in Dubai. However the majority of the UAE Blogging community have done this very eloquently. I personally keen to abide by the local practices - fortunately there were numerous articles in What's On, Time Out Dubai and the local press clarifying the background and behavior during the Ramadan period.

A few observations:

1. The traffic at certain periods during the day - is really, really heavy - even more so than usual
2. I need to be sensitive to my colleagues who are fasting - as they can get a little distracted as they head towards Iftar
3. The more relaxed pace of things (when not stuck in traffic) makes a nice change

It certainly has given me time to reflect and think which is a precious commodity in an often hectic lifestyle that Dubai can offer. However I will only be able to enjoy about a week of Ramadan in Dubai as I will be traveling constantly through October.

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