The free workshop will give attendees an insight into Islamic and Arabic culture as well as teach essential etiquettes to be observed during Ramadan
Eton Institute in partnership with Dubai Knowledge Village and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is organising a free one day workshop aiming to teach cultural awareness and customs to be observed during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The free workshop will give attendees an insight into Islamic and Arabic culture as well as teach essential etiquettes to be observed during the spiritual month of fasting.
Moaz Khan, marketing manager of Eton Institute commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to gain more insight of the etiquette and the intricacies of the sacred month of Ramadan. Often, new residents of the region don’t know what to expect when Ramadan approaches and have no understanding what it even means. By sharing knowledge and promoting an understanding of the local culture, the workshop hopes to further strengthen the bond between the expat and local community.”
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time for spirituality, is widely observed in Muslim countries around the world when Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk, with the intention to learn patience and humility. As the UAE consists of a significant expatriate population, it is recommended that residents and visitors to Dubai are aware of appropriate and inappropriate practices during the holy month that will make their Ramadan a pleasant and enlightening experience.
At the four hour educational workshop, attendees will experience local traditions and customs first-hand by tasting authentic Arabic coffee and dates, as well as attend a talk on Islamic and Arabic culture by speaker Mr. Nasif Kayed from the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Mr. Nasif Kayed commented: “The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding has been providing a venue for people to come and learn about the UAE and its people, traditions and religion for many years, and we’re very pleased to be able to participate in this event. It’s the ideal opportunity to give back to the community by helping people understand what Ramadan means, and that helps them feel more connected to the UAE and the Emirati community during this very special time.”
The free Ramadan etiquettes & cultural awareness workshop will be conducted on Saturday, 30 July from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Auditorium in Dubai Knowledge Village. Participation is free, interested people are encouraged to book early as there are limited places available which are offered on a first come first serve basis.