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Emarati Culutre

May 2014

Ramadan Etiquette Advices for expats in UAE

Henna makes its mark on special days

Culutral Places in the UAE Learn one of the traditional Emarati dishes

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A nation without a past is a country without a present or a future by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

UAE Latest Cultural Achievements Sharjah was chosen as Islamic Cultural Capital in 2014

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, Member of

the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, was named the Cultural Personality of the year in 2010

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Ramadan Etiquette Advices for expats in UAE

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his is the name of event that is celebrated in all Gulf countries. In the UAE, we celebrated 15 days before Ramadan. In other Gulf countries such as Kuwait, they celebrated in the 15th of Ramadan. In this event, children go to their neighborhoods’ houses. They go to collect candies, nuts, chocolates and sometimes money. They wear special traditional dress for this occasion, and they .sing while they are walking to their neighborhoods’ houses In the past they put a large basket that is full of candies and nuts, and then when children come they give them candies from this basket. Nowadays people do not celebrate this event in this simple way. They put gold with nuts and candies sometime. They buy special bags and make it full with the most expensive and new candies. This event develops as everything in the UAE, and we miss how simple it was in old days http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4139/4924442937_ae65ee0610.jpg

Do not eat or chew a gum in public places Do not sing or open music Do not fight with people for any reason, try to be patient

Do not wear a short or tiny dress Do not enter a mosque until you get permission if you are not a Muslim

Be careful when you behave in public places

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Learn one of the traditional Emarati dishes

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Visit Al - Fanar Restaurant Ingredients 1egg 4cups warm water 1teaspoon salt 4cups flour Saffron to taste

Procedure Mix ingredients and knead until dough is Light Let sit for a minimum of two hours Put on a pan and fry on both sides, or fry on one side until bubbly Then transfer to a grill until top is brownish

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Henna makes its mark on special days By Fatma Salem Henna is considered a basic element for women›s make-up. It›s made from leaves of the henna tree which women usually collect, grind, and smooth before mixing with hot water and leaving for fermentation. Henna can also be bought ready-made from salons Henna enhances the beauty of women. It is particularly used during special occasions such as engagements and weddings and Eid. Brides are decorated with the chemical-free product on their hands and feet

Henna normally requires several hours to give the sought colour to the hair and make it more lustrous. Henna used for make-up is usually mixed with dried lemon that should be crushed and boiled and when it cools, it must be mixed with the henna to provide the best outcome There are several types of henna decorations including Al Ghammsa, which is hand painting up to the elbow. Al Gessa lines the whole fingers with henna until it reaches the centre of the hand, Rawayab colours the first tip of the finger and draws a line that .goes to the middle of the palm

By ALI AL SALOOM

Arabic coffee

The way in which Arabic coffee is made is different from other coffees

around the world. Sri Lankan coffee beans are the most used type of beans in the UAE and other Gulf countries, and cardamom and sometimes other spices are added. The coffee is boiled, not filtered or percolated, so all you need is a copper pot. People normally splurge on good-quality coffee flasks, in which .the boiled coffee is poured for serving. We call them dallahs Here are a few pointers if you’re having Arabic coffee (gahwa) at a majlis or at an Emirati’s house To indicate that you’re finished with your coffee, slightly shake the cup from side to side. If you just give your cup back to the server, it means: Pour me .more The server will hand you coffee with his right hand, and you should accept it with your right hand Dates make a great accompaniment to coffee Sometimes you may be given a glass of water with your coffee. That’s for when you’re done, and want to clear your palate

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Come to the UAE, and Participate in One of its Cultural Events

Culutral Places in the UAE

ATIONAL N R E T IN S E T A IR THE EM IVAL DATE PALM FEST 2014 NOV 23 - NOV 29, HIBITION X E L A N IO T A N I B ABU DHA ABI CENTRE, ABU DH

Al Jahili Fort

Al Qattara Arts Centre

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Hili Archaeological Garden For More Information about Culutral Events in the UAE, visit https:// abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/SearchResults.aspx?categories=3

Heritage Heartland

For More Information about Culutral Places in the UAE, visit http:// visitabudhabi.ae/ar/what.to.see/culture.and.heritage.aspx


Deira Old Spices Souk Add Emirati Traditional Spices To Your Food


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