Welcome to Abu Dhabi, UAE! So far I have lived here for one year and this is the best planned out itinerary I always use for my guests from abroad. I will try to keep it updated with all the new things Abu Dhabi has to offer!
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.
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!