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Cycling during Ramadan

Post  MNSlingerland on Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:09 pm

As we probably all know, the Holy month of Ramadan is approaching fast.

I was wondering whether we need to preserve additional care to respect this period, some questions popping up in my mind;
-Can we do our regular rides?
-Can we drink/eat like we are used to on the road and in the filling station (-s)?
-etc..
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Re: Cycling during Ramadan

Post  kevd on Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:07 pm

We cycled all through Ramadan last year. In theory, there is nothing wrong with taking bottles on your bikes and drinking while you are cycling - it is exercise and that provides dispensation from the non-drinking requirement. However, I preferred to be a bit more discrete, so I took my camelback and used that. Topping up at the ADNOC is no problem.
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Re: Cycling during Ramadan

Post  ChrisO on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:55 am

I don't think the exercise gives a dispensation - some of the Islamic countries are unhappy about the scheduling of the Olympics next year for example because athletes will not be able to eat and drink in daytime. A grey area perhaps but not one I've ever tried to push, what with people being a little short-tempered during Ramadan.

We can't eat and drink in the ADNOC - it is open and selling stuff but we typically skulk around the back and try to be more discrete than usual.

On the road I would also try to avoid drinking in front of people. You just never know who is going to complain. I remember a news story of a woman in Dubai who was reported to the police and fined for smoking a cigarette on the balcony of her own apartment, having being spotted by someone in a different building.


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