Intercultural studies in Dubai

Things people should understand about Dubai and UAE in general. (This board is created by Ahmed Mohammed Alawadhi in Miss.marry Gladwin class in DMC-HCT)
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To experience the historic culture of this fascinating Emirate, visit Old Dubai. This part of Dubai is home to historic attractions, such as Jumeirah Mosque, the largest of its kind in the city. Guided tours are available and the structure is particularly impressive when illuminated at night.  One of the most popular cultural attractions in Dubai is its Global Village.

To experience the historic culture of this fascinating Emirate, visit Old Dubai. This part of Dubai is home to historic attractions, such as Jumeirah Mosque, the largest of its kind in the city. Guided tours are available and the structure is particularly impressive when illuminated at night. One of the most popular cultural attractions in Dubai is its Global Village.

Harees is one of the daily Ramadan staples here in the UAE.  It is easy on the stomach after a long day of fasting.  It is a very simple, delicious,and filling dish that can be eaten at Iftar or for Suhoor the meal before Fajr prayers.  It is served either alone as a main dish or as a side dish with all the other goodies during Ramadan. Harees is also one of those dishes that you will find at every occasion, Ramadan, Eid, weddings, engagement parties, and any special event.

Harees

Harees is one of the daily Ramadan staples here in the UAE. It is easy on the stomach after a long day of fasting. It is a very simple, delicious,and filling dish that can be eaten at Iftar or for Suhoor the meal before Fajr prayers. It is served either alone as a main dish or as a side dish with all the other goodies during Ramadan. Harees is also one of those dishes that you will find at every occasion, Ramadan, Eid, weddings, engagement parties, and any special event.

The Dubai museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, its the main museum in UAE located in Al Fahidi Fort. The visitors to the museum will understand how old people in UAE lived before discovering oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life, one of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving including sets of pearl merchants.

The Dubai museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, its the main museum in UAE located in Al Fahidi Fort. The visitors to the museum will understand how old people in UAE lived before discovering oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life, one of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving including sets of pearl merchants.

Hunting expeditions were used in the past for Sheikhs to tour their land, in a fun way, with hunting in the day followed by a majlis out in the desert in the evening, and the local Bedouin would come to pay respects to their leaders.

Hunting expeditions were used in the past for Sheikhs to tour their land, in a fun way, with hunting in the day followed by a majlis out in the desert in the evening, and the local Bedouin would come to pay respects to their leaders.

Unless you are married in Dubai you will not be allowed to live together period. Even if you have been living with your partner for years you will not be allowed to live together. If you do so and you call any attention to the authorities for some reason you can be jailed and then deported. It is important to not take this risk. If you and your partner conceive a baby in the UAE and you are not married you and your partner will face imprisonment.

Unless you are married in Dubai you will not be allowed to live together period. Even if you have been living with your partner for years you will not be allowed to live together. If you do so and you call any attention to the authorities for some reason you can be jailed and then deported. It is important to not take this risk. If you and your partner conceive a baby in the UAE and you are not married you and your partner will face imprisonment.

If you are a married couple holding hands in public is about as far as you should go in terms of showing affection. Kissing and hugging is not tolerated and should be refrained from in public. If you are caught you could be fined and imprisoned.

If you are a married couple holding hands in public is about as far as you should go in terms of showing affection. Kissing and hugging is not tolerated and should be refrained from in public. If you are caught you could be fined and imprisoned.

Alcohol is tolerated in Dubai but there are several rules pertaining to consumption. Non-Muslims are allowed to drink alcohol in Dubai if they are within licensed areas. These facilities must hold a license to serve alcohol. If you are a resident in Dubai you can apply for a liquor license to buy alcohol and consume it in your own home. It is illegal to purchase alcohol and drink alcohol in your home without a liquor license.

Alcohol is tolerated in Dubai but there are several rules pertaining to consumption. Non-Muslims are allowed to drink alcohol in Dubai if they are within licensed areas. These facilities must hold a license to serve alcohol. If you are a resident in Dubai you can apply for a liquor license to buy alcohol and consume it in your own home. It is illegal to purchase alcohol and drink alcohol in your home without a liquor license.

Emirati clothing is an important part of the history of the UAE. It is a country where tradition reigns supreme. If you are a traveler who is going to be visiting the UAE, it's absolutely crucial for you to be aware of the country's traditional clothing, customs, and culture before you set foot in the country.

Emirati clothing is an important part of the history of the UAE. It is a country where tradition reigns supreme. If you are a traveler who is going to be visiting the UAE, it's absolutely crucial for you to be aware of the country's traditional clothing, customs, and culture before you set foot in the country.

Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, is marked by prayer, fasting and charity. As an Islamic country, Dubai culture is no different and many restaurants and cafes close during daylight hours. Non-Muslims should not eat, drink or smoke in public, but do so only in private or at specially closed off hotel restaurants.

Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, is marked by prayer, fasting and charity. As an Islamic country, Dubai culture is no different and many restaurants and cafes close during daylight hours. Non-Muslims should not eat, drink or smoke in public, but do so only in private or at specially closed off hotel restaurants.

Emirate life is very much geared around families, with marriage and children being the bedrock of society.  Hospitality plays a key role in Dubai culture, especially to strangers or newcomers, although older and more traditional Dubai citizens may be more reserved.  Do not be surprised if you are invited to join an Emirate family for refreshment, and when carpet or jewellery shopping in particular, your tea will arrive almost before you do.

Emirate life is very much geared around families, with marriage and children being the bedrock of society. Hospitality plays a key role in Dubai culture, especially to strangers or newcomers, although older and more traditional Dubai citizens may be more reserved. Do not be surprised if you are invited to join an Emirate family for refreshment, and when carpet or jewellery shopping in particular, your tea will arrive almost before you do.

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