Sun Hours and Iftars – Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan, the holy month of Muslims for fasting from Sunrise to Sunset. During this time, muslims fast without food and water. As a result, the breaking of the fast after sunset is an important occasion. Breaking of a fast is special, non-muslims are invited to break the fast. I happened to get my first invite back in 2012 when I was working in Jeddah, it was a company invite at Uptown Restaurant. There is so much joy and sharing while breaking the fast. I exactly don’t remember the menu. All is can recall is, I was damn hungry and everything tasted good. I take this as an experience to understand a culture! A lot of restaurants offer Iftar (breaking of the fast) with variety of cuisines to choose from. The streets are colourful with flashy lights, malls and stores open till 3 in the morning, people in search of Ramadan sales, late night traffic, empty roads in the morning. Well, these describes the drastic changes that happen in a month! It’s magic. While muslims enjoy less working hours and less work during Ramadan, most would go home early to prepare themselves and join family members to break the fast. This year again I get invited to break the fast with my colleagues at Semsom Restaurant! Well, I am not much of a foodie man! I never bother what ingredients or spices they use! I just followed the basic rules of eating by keeping a napkin on my lap, a spoon in hand and enjoyed the meal.

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Semsom (2014)

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah (2013)

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah (2013)

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah

Mayrig Restaurant Jeddah (2013)

Uptown (2013)

Uptown Restaurant (2012)

Wishing all you Happy Ramadan.
Keep Travelling, Keep Learning

 

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