The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to begin on May 17* this year, and with Ramadan comes an important time for Muslims across the world.
In Saudi, working hours are shortened as people fast during daylight hours. If you’re not fasting it’s key to remember to respect those around you who are, be mindful that you cannot eat and drink in public during daylight hours and take care to dress conservatively.
Gallery One, a unique gallery in both Saudi and Dubai has put together etiquette for non-Muslims to observe and embrace the special time. Here’s what you need to know…
Here are the top tips for non-Muslims during Ramadan
“Embrace the community spirit and wish a blessed Ramadan to Muslim friends and colleagues.
Introduce yourself to your neighbors, get involved in an Iftar and catch up with friends and family.
Ramadan is known as the month of giving. Do the most out of charity and help the ones in need. Small gestures come with big satisfaction.
Visit Suhour tents, try group Iftars, and experience local food.
Even if you don’t fast, invite your Muslim friends over and go over for Iftar at their house, it is a sign of respect and friendliness.
Don’t forget to take a special Ramadan gift as a kind gesture.”
Ramadan gifting is popular, check out Gallery One for unique inspo here.