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Ramadan Iftar Deals: Top Places to break your fast in Dubai

One of the attractions of Ramadan is the Iftar, the meal taken at sunset to break day long fast. Every Ramadan the hotels, restaurants and … Read more

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Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan in UAE starts from August 01, 2011.

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A very blessed Ramadan to all followers and readers of Dubai Expat Blog. Ramadan Kareem.

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Ending your fast in Dubai Metro will invite a fine

Ending fast in Dubai metro not allowed in Ramadan

Guess what? If you are fasting, don’t ride Metro near Maghrib time. Why? Because, ending your fast inside the Metro trains during Ramadan will invite a fine.

Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Operations of Rail Agency at the RTA, said: “Eating is not allowed on the trains. And this rule won’t change. Anyone inside the train who wants to end his fast can just disembark at the next station. People can sit on the chairs in the platforms and eat.”

Yes. The RTA believe its Metro is more precious than fasting Muslims.

Also, parents who wish to feed their babies must also disembark at the nearest Metro station — but should not feed their baby inside the trains.

“Honestly, we’ve seen someone feeding a child on the train and wiping her hand on the seat. Others wouldn’t like to use dirty seats. Hence, we would like to protect other commuters by avoiding possible spillage of food or mess created while eating. We also have to protect our assets. We don’t want to end up with dirty and smelly units.”

Is this how the trains managed in civilized parts of the world?