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Old Jun 19th 2013, 6:22 pm
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I'm going home at the beginning of July but will be back before the end of Ramadan. Just wondered, with regards to dining out - do brunches and afternoon teas stop during Ramadan? I have a friend contemplating coming back with me for a short holiday but I'm wondering if it's worthwhile if there isn't very much to do.
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I'm going home at the beginning of July but will be back before the end of Ramadan. Just wondered, with regards to dining out - do brunches and afternoon teas stop during Ramadan? I have a friend contemplating coming back with me for a short holiday but I'm wondering if it's worthwhile if there isn't very much to do.
(I'm guessing this is Dubai, Qatar, for example, is totally dry in Ramadan)

Brunches do definitely stop, as for afternoon tea, you can usually find some places (hotels) that do some sort of food all day, whether you can get an afternoon tea with scones and cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off), I don't know.

Most places open at 6.30 or so, but as Ramadan is in mid summer it may be later this year.

Who knows apart from some neanderthal in the desert looking for a moon - who could well be from sunderland... ;-)
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but on the bright side you could take them to iftar

personally I would never travel to a middle eastern country during ramadan through choice! if they can come later, come later.
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(I'm guessing this is Dubai, Qatar, for example, is totally dry in Ramadan)

Brunches do definitely stop, as for afternoon tea, you can usually find some places (hotels) that do some sort of food all day, whether you can get an afternoon tea with scones and cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off), I don't know.

Most places open at 6.30 or so, but as Ramadan is in mid summer it may be later this year.

Who knows apart from some neanderthal in the desert looking for a moon - who could well be from sunderland... ;-)
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I know that Iftar is when the fast is broken Kc but what happens then? Are there special things on? This is my first year in Dubai so still getting familiarised with everything!

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I know that Iftar is when the fast is broken Kc but what happens then? Are there special things on? This is my first year in Dubai so still getting familiarised with everything!
Iftar is shit unless you like Arabic food (I don't). Everywhere open as normal from 7pm but no live music.
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I know that Iftar is when the fast is broken Kc but what happens then? Are there special things on? This is my first year in Dubai so still getting familiarised with everything!
Yeah, everyone goes and get's pissed to make up for lost time.

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Iftar is shit unless you like Arabic food (I don't). Everywhere open as normal from 7pm but no live music.
I suspect it might be 8pm this year by the way...
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I'm going home at the beginning of July but will be back before the end of Ramadan. Just wondered, with regards to dining out - do brunches and afternoon teas stop during Ramadan? I have a friend contemplating coming back with me for a short holiday but I'm wondering if it's worthwhile if there isn't very much to do.
certain places carry on behind curtains if they can get the licence.
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Last Ramadan, the Millenium Airport Hotel had a great Friday brunch running from 12.30-4.30pm with an amazing selection of food but no alcohol.
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Only you would consider a brunch without booze.

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Last Ramadan, the Millenium Airport Hotel had a great Friday brunch running from 12.30-4.30pm with an amazing selection of food but no alcohol.
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http://www.therealgeordiearmani.com/...uring-ramadan/

I wrote this list last year and am currently working my way through it chasing up and checking who is open for all day dining this year. The list is more independent places as every hotel has to have an outlet open by Law to cater to the tourists.
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Can you buy alcohol, on arrival, from Duty Free at the airport during Ramadan?
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Can you buy alcohol, on arrival, from Duty Free at the airport during Ramadan?
yes you can in Dubai but I don't think you can in AD
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Only you would consider a brunch without booze.
I personally don't see the point in getting drunk in public over here. Rather consume alcohol at home, less risky.
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