Alila Jabal Akhdar | Oman

Our weekend stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar

In August, my husband and I took a road trip to Oman from Abu Dhabi, UAE to stay at the ultra luxurious and stunning resort, Alila Jabal Akhdar. This is an incredible place to be for some R&R or an adventurous getaway during the summer. It is ACTUALLY 15 degrees cooler up there, surrounded by nothing but spectacular mountains.

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Expat Tips for Living in UAE during Ramadan| Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims believe that this month is when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. It is the most Holy month in the calendar and during this month, Muslims do not consume food or water between their dawn and sunset prayers. In the U.A.E., everyone (including non-Muslims) are expected to refrain from drinking and eating in public areas as well.

As a non-Muslim new expat spending their first Ramadan in UAE, read on further for a few tips and where to join in on the festivities!

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