- Middle East Business News
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 11:41 UAE time
Ramadan Special Report 2008

Tuesday first day of Eid Al-Fitr - official

Culture & Society
UPDATE 1: Committee sets date for Gulf states after sighting of the Shawaal moon on Monday.

Schools get next week off for Eid
Culture & Society
Schools and universities across UAE closed from Sunday Sept. 28 to Saturday Oct. 4 to mark occasion.

UAE public sector gets week off for Eid
Culture & Society
UPDATE 1: Officials from Gulf states reveal holiday dates to mark Eid Al-Fitr and end of Ramadan.

Prices to remain stable during rest of Ramadan
Slight fluctuation in cost of basic foods due to rise in demand and not price hikes - DPE.


Respect Ramadan
Government warnings issued to rip-off retailers and tradition-inspired product developments should be applauded by the industry.

Lynne Nolan  

The Ramadan experience
Many of us experience the holy month without truly understanding it. Salamah Al Muhajira shares her knowledge.

Andrew Sambidge


Ramadan is the Islamic holy month but it's also a time when many business sectors boost sales. How does Ramadan impact your business?

Air Your Views


    Qatar pupils facing new holiday dates for Ramadan

    Education chiefs to decide on proposal to switch time off to tie in with holy month.

    Four-day weekend to celebrate Eid

    UAE private sector given first two days of Eid Al-Fitr off, with Eid likely to fall Wednesday, Oct. 1.

    Ramadan road crash death toll falls

    Latest figures show three people killed on Abu Dhabi roads, compared to 12 last year.

    Carrefour warned after Ramadan price hikes

    Inspectors discover increased prices on some food items at hypermarket in Ajman.

    Companies combine to offer Internet TV

    Etisalat and MBC offer customers chance to watch Ramadan programmes they missed first time round.

    Eid Al-Fitr to begin Oct 1, astronomers confirm

    Emirates Astronomical Society says last day of holy month of Ramadan will fall on Sept. 30.

    DIP urges drivers to stay safe during Ramadan

    Officials at Dubai Investments Park run traffic safety campaign for staff.

    51% want to spend Ramadan in quiet prayer

    Arabian Business poll reveals what the holy month means to Muslims in the Gulf.

    Anti-smoking campaign targets Mecca

    Health officials flood Saudi holy city to spread message to millions of worshippers.

    Bulk buying sees spike in fruit and veg prices

    Traders and vendors in Qatar market see major increases in run up to Ramadan.

    Grand Mosque hotels hike rates for holy month

    Double room overlooking landmark costs up to $3,500 during Ramadan.

    Health chief calls for shisha ban

    Bahrain official says serving shisha in Ramadan tents should be banned for health reasons.

    Police target beggars during Ramadan

    Abu Dhabi police chief says officers aim to stamp out begging in UAE capital during holy month.

    Low-income Saudis get $306mn for Ramadan

    King Abdullah orders grant for struggling Saudis during the holy month.

    du ready for increased Ramadan phone use

    Phone operator says it will be able to handle increased demand on eve of holy month.

    UAE firms team up to fight poverty

    Companies announce partnership to donate money to help build homes for those in poverty.

    Ramadan to start on Monday in UAE

    Gulf states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain also confirm Monday as start for holy month.

    Sheikh Mohammed releases 777 prisoners

    Ruler of Dubai marks beginning of holy month of Ramadan by pardoning inmates.

    DMI to launch live Quran contest channel

    TV company reveals plan for International Holy Quran Award during Ramadan.

    Etihad slashes fares for Ramadan travel

    Abu Dhabi carrier introduces special rates for holy month, extended into November.

    Drinks giants in Ramadan battle

    EXCLUSIVE: Coca-Cola redesign, charity bid aims to take No. 1 spot from Vimto during holy month.

    700 prisoners win Ramadan pardon

    UAE President Sheikh Khalifa also instructs settlement of debts of inmates to mark holy month.

    Overnight working to avoid Ramadan delays

    Many construction firms in UAE may be forced to pay overtime to keep productivity levels high.

    Your guide to the best Iftars

    Whether you are fasting or not, Iftar is a great opportunity to enjoy tasty food, good company.

    Shisha restrictions in place for Ramadan

    Dubai's new anti-smoking laws to have impact on shisha during holy month, officials admit.

    MTV Arabia to drop music videos in Ramadan

    Middle East's youth entertainment channel announces rescheduling for holy month.

    Ramadan food price hikes 'unlikely'

    Leading economist predicts warning from governments will deter retailers during holy month.

    Bahrain warning over Ramadan prices

    Prime Minister orders crackdown on stores, inspection teams are ready to protect consumers.

    Retailers face Ramadan price crackdown

    Stores that exploit consumers during holy month will be severely punished, gov't warns.

    10-day Ramadan holiday gets teacher backing

    Kuwait Teachers Society calls for last 10 days of Islamic holy month to be national holiday.

IN PICS: Ramadan celebrations

What do you think about MTV Arabia's plan to ban music videos during Ramadan?

It is a good example of responsible broadcasting.
I'm a fan of the channel but can understand why this decision has been made.
I don't see why music videos have been singled out.
It's just a feeble attempt to get publicity for the channel.


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