Friday, September 28, 2007
Hard Rock Cafe LogoLast night we went to the Hard Rock for dinner and had a little surprise.

See, it's the Islamic holy month of Ramadan right now, and the most prominent event in Ramadan is the daytime fasting. At sundown Muslims break their fast with a dinner called Iftar. They're generally big buffets under large tents, kind of a huge social event every night.

We went to an Iftar on Wednesday, and the tent was about three times bigger than the tent at our wedding. Seriously.

Anyway, it's at Iftar that all of the restaurants in Dubai are finally able to open for the day. So right now the sun goes down about 6:11 pm, so Iftar would be at 6:11 pm.

However the Hard Rock is exempt from all of this. They're part of a hotel, which is also the reason they can sell alcohol. Thus they're open for lunch during Ramadan.

But we learned something new last night at 5:45 pm. The Hard Rock doesn't sell alcohol during Ramadan until 7 pm.

Argh.
 
posted by Josh at 6:18 PM |


2 Comments:


At September 28, 2007 7:19 PM, Blogger Moey

wow, thats like super retarded.

 

At September 29, 2007 1:24 AM, Blogger Tuan

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for having lots of interesting anecdotes to keep me entertained through the day. Oh, and better luck next time on the beer with dinner.