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Old Jul 19th 2009, 10:53 am
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Hi

We are visiting Dubai 20-29 August and have just found out it's Ramadan!

Could anyone advise whether we are able to subathe at our hotel (in a bikini - we're staying at the Crowne Plaza). I have emailed the hotel and they are saying, that it is not usual to dress in a bikini during Ramadan, however, they have not exactly said whether it is permissible at their hotel.

Any advise would be greatly received.

Thanks
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 11:08 am
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Hi

We are visiting Dubai 20-29 August and have just found out it's Ramadan!

Could anyone advise whether we are able to subathe at our hotel (in a bikini - we're staying at the Crowne Plaza). I have emailed the hotel and they are saying, that it is not usual to dress in a bikini during Ramadan, however, they have not exactly said whether it is permissible at their hotel.

Any advise would be greatly received.

Thanks
Personally I think sunbathing in 40degC plus weather is absolutely mental. Too many deaths from skin cancer for my liking. As for clothing, just wear a cotton wrap when walking around the pool but OK to wear a bikini if you are lying down...in the shade.
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Personally I think sunbathing in 40degC plus weather is absolutely mental. Too many deaths from skin cancer for my liking. As for clothing, just wear a cotton wrap when walking around the pool but OK to wear a bikini if you are lying down...in the shade.
ah man it's fine.

In answer to your question Clare and Alan, if you are in a hotel you'll be fine in a bikini at their private pool or beach, just make sure when you go out at night or through the day you don't have tiny shorts of your baps hanging out and you'll be fine.
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Thanks to Spugsy and Shadya for your replies, most helpful. Us British need our sun!

No baps will be hanging out, don't you worry!!!!

Thanks again to both of you.
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Thanks to Spugsy and Shadya for your replies, most helpful. Us British need our sun!

No baps will be hanging out, don't you worry!!!!

Thanks again to both of you.
have a great holiday
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Thanks, Bluecat!
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Thanks, Bluecat!
don't forget to get yourselves a few bottles of plonk in the DutyFree at Dubai airport, will save you a few quid if you fancy a drink in the room.
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Hi

We are visiting Dubai 20-29 August and have just found out it's Ramadan!

Could anyone advise whether we are able to subathe at our hotel (in a bikini - we're staying at the Crowne Plaza). I have emailed the hotel and they are saying, that it is not usual to dress in a bikini during Ramadan, however, they have not exactly said whether it is permissible at their hotel.

Any advise would be greatly received.

Thanks
hold on there, i doubt you'd both be allowed to wear the same bikini at the same time at any time in dubai... best to ask at the hotel when you're there though
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just remember that you won't be able to drink alcohol during the day around the pool.No alcohol served until about 7/7.30pm during Ramadan.
However if you take 1 of the "thermos" type bottles down with you topped up with your fav beverage and are discreet you will be ok Or you can go to your room for a drink.
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just remember that you won't be able to drink alcohol during the day around the pool.No alcohol served until about 7/7.30pm during Ramadan.
However if you take 1 of the "thermos" type bottles down with you topped up with your fav beverage and are discreet you will be ok Or you can go to your room for a drink.
or you could just not drink during the day ........

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or you could just not drink during the day ........

ARE YOU MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ARE YOU MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was expecting you to say UNTHINKABLE!!!
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I was expecting you to say UNTHINKABLE!!!
same same
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oh by the way I will have boxes of books for you next week
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oh by the way I will have boxes of books for you next week
PM me, I will pop over
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