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Know your UAE
Learn more at SMCCU
Location : Bur Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding ( SMCCU ) is one of the key places for expatriates and visitors to receive authentic information on the cultural practices and traditions of the UAE . During the month of Ramadan , the Centre usually hosts a number of programmes designed to educate and inform about the holy month . Iftar packages are also on offer .
Ramadan Exemptions
Location : Throughout the UAE
Muslims are encouraged to fast daily during Ramadan ; however , there are a few exceptions . Persons who are exempted from fasting include children under the age of 12 , the elderly , the insane , travellers ( long distances ), pregnant or nursing women , women who are menstruating and the sick . In the case of temporary conditions , they are expected to make up the days by fasting at a later date .
Eid al-Fitr & Zakat al-Fitr
Location : Throughout the UAE
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan . Many Muslims attend communal prayers and listen to a khutba ( sermon ) during Eid al-Fitr . It is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy . During the last few days of Ramadan , each Muslim offers Zakat Al Fitr , which equals 15 AED per fasting person . This is a token of thankfulness . Its purpose is to purify those who fast from any indecent act or speech and to help the poor and needy .
Sources : http :// www . dubaifaqs . com / ramadan-in-dubai . php Eid al-Fitr : http :// islam . about . com / od / ramadan / f / eid _ fitr . htm SMCCU : http :// www . cultures . ae / SZGM : http :// www . szgmc . ae / en / & Audio Tour
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After The Bell May - Jun 2016
Know your UAE Learn more at SMCCU Location: Bur Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is one of the key places for expatriates and visitors to receive authentic information on the cultural practices and traditions of the UAE. During the month of Ramadan, the Centre usually hosts a number of programmes designed to educate and inform about the holy month. Iftar packages are also on offer. Ramadan Exemptions Location: Throughout the UAE Muslims are encouraged to fast daily during Ramadan; however, there are a few exceptions. Persons who are exempted from fasting include children under the age of 12, the elderly, the insane, travellers (long distances), pregnant or nursi Ήœέ½΅•Έ°)έ½΅•Έέ‘Ό…Ι”΅•ΉΝΡΙΥ…Ρ₯Ήœ…ΉΡ‘”Ν₯¬Έ%ΈΡ‘”…Ν”½˜)Ρ•΅Α½Ι…Ι䁍½Ή‘₯Ρ₯½ΉΜ°Ρ‘•δ…Ι”•αΑ•Ρ•ΡΌ΅…­”ΥΐΡ‘”‘…έ‰δ)™…ΝΡ₯Ήœ…Ё„±…ѕȁ‘…Ρ”Έ()₯…°΅₯ΡΘ€˜i…­…Ё…°΅₯ΡΘ)1½…Ρ₯½ΈθQ‘ɽ՝‘½ΥЁё”U)₯…°΅₯Ρȁ΅…ɭ́ё”•Ή½˜I…΅…‘…ΈΈ)5…Ήδ5ΥΝ±₯΅Μ…ΡΡ•Ή½΅΅ΥΉ…°)ΑΙ…ε•Ί…Ή±₯ΝΡ•ΈΡΌ„­‘ΥΡ‰„€‘Ν•Ι΅½Έ€)‘ΥΙ₯Ήœ₯…°΅₯ΡΘΈ%Ё₯́„Ρ₯΅”ΡΌ)•±•‰Ι…Ρ”έ₯Ρ ™…΅₯±δ…Ή™Ι₯•Ή‘́ё”)½΅Α±•Ρ₯½Έ½˜„΅½ΉΡ ½˜‰±•ΝΝ₯ΉΜ)…Ή©½δΈΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘”±…ΝЁ™•ά‘…έ½˜)I…΅…‘…Έ°•… 5ΥΝ±₯΄½™™•Ίi…­…Ё°)₯ΡΘ°έ‘₯ •ΕΥ…±Μ€ΔԁΑ•Θ™…ΝΡ₯Ήœ)Α•ΙΝ½ΈΈQ‘₯́₯́„Ρ½­•Έ½˜Ρ‘…Ή­™Υ±Ή•ΝΜΈ)%Ρ́ΑΥΙΑ½Ν”₯́ѼΑΥΙ₯™δΡ‘½Ν”έ‘Ό™…ΝΠ)™Ι½΄…Ήδ₯Ή‘••ΉΠ…Π½ΘΝΑ•• …ΉΡΌ)‘•±ΐΡ‘”Α½½Θ…ΉΉ••‘δΈ()M½Υɍ•Μ聑ΡΡΐθΌ½έέάΉ‘Υ‰…₯™…ΕΜΉ½΄½Ι…΅…‘…Έ΅₯Έ΅‘Υ‰…€ΉΑ‘ΐ)₯…°΅₯ΡΘ聑ΡΡΐθΌ½₯Ν±…΄Ή…‰½ΥΠΉ½΄½½½Ι…΅…‘…Έ½˜½•₯‘}™₯ΡΘΉ‘Ρ΄)M5 T聑ΡΡΐθΌ½έέάΉΥ±ΡΥΙ•ΜΉ…”Ό)Mi4聑ΡΡΐθΌ½έέάΉΝ靡ŒΉ…”½•ΈΌ€˜Υ‘₯ΌQ½ΥΘ()™Ρ•ΘQ‘” •±°()π()π()5…䀴)ΥΈ€ΘΐΔΨ()π€Πδ((0