There are other aspects of Ramadan in Dubai that are not too umm.. Ramadan-ish. Lets see if we can dodge the un-holy bits of Ramadan this year:
- The kick off with the Ramadan Karim SMS bombardment campaign - why doesn't anyone call anymore?
- Iftar on Shj-Dxb Highway: commuters will the first people who will break their fast once they hit the road at 7 am in the morning (road-rage iftar).
- The Sharjah-Dubai-Sharjah traffic jam festival that will witness a 300% expansion in size because EACH and EVERY employee will be on the 9 to 3 Ramadan timings
- Finding a decent place to have Iftar outside your house will be a painful mission for the first 3 weeks until you mark your favorite Ramadan buffet by the 4th week (end of Ramadan).
- Your wife, mother-in-law and aunt, each has a favorite Ramadan TV soap which you will be forced to watch, one after the other, for 30 days
- The last minute phone call to get a bottle of VIMTO happens only the minute you enter your home car park.
- The fight over the last kilo of Baklava at the Samadi's
- The humiliation you receive from the snobbish, part time receptionist outside this year's overpriced hip and trendy Ramadan tent.
- The verbal abuse by fasting smoker colleagues, friends, workers, family member and each fasting smoker in town.
- The Five Minutes Pre-iftar Formula One 30 day tournament.
... Other than that, I wish you all a very very holy Ramadan.