Ramadan 2018: Do’s and Don’ts for Non-Muslims in Bahrain
During Ramadan, it is important for Non-Muslims and visitors in Bahrain as well as in other Muslim countries to understand proper etiquette during the Holy Month. Here are some do’s and don’ts we should keep in mind.
• Do not eat, drink or smoke in public during fasting hours. This applies to all public places, and public and private transportation.
• Do not Wear revealing clothes. Refrain from wearing revealing or tight fitting clothes in public. Modesty is key during Ramadan.
• Do not play loud music at any time. You can play music; just make sure it can’t be heard outside your car or home and use headphones on the beach.
• Do say “Ramadan Kareem” to your Muslim friends and colleagues.
• Do dress conservatively. Avoid going to public places like shopping centers and parks wearing shorts, mini-skirts or sleeveless outfits.
• Do enjoy the Ramadan night markets. One of the best things about Ramadan here are the night markets and pop-up souks that are great community events to be at. With food, traditional souvenirs, lots of shopping opportunities and more, these markets are a lot of fun with family and friends.
• Do make the most of the community spirit and sumptuous food to be found in the Iftar tents at the city’s hotels. It’s a great opportunity to relax, play games and experience some traditional Arabic cuisine and entertainment.
• Do give to the poor and help the needy. Ramadan is a time of gratitude and charity, and it won't hurt to be part of it in some way, however small.
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