Tourists in Oman advised to dress modestly during Ramadan

Home & Away Monday 06/June/2016 21:46 PM
By: Times News Service
Tourists in Oman advised to dress modestly during Ramadan

Muscat: Tourists should dress modestly during the Holy Month of Ramadan, officials working in Oman’s Hospitality sector, said.
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Vijay Handa, general manager, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve Centre, which is part of the Ras Al Hadd sanctuary, said that during the Holy Month of Ramadan they had advised tourists to be completely dressed and not to eat or drink in public.
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“We mentioned this during the booking confirmation,” he said.
Melanie Dorange, director of Public Relations at the Al Bustan Palace-a Ritz Carlton Hotel said, “All our guests, who check in during the month of Ramadan, are given a welcome letter, which explains the meaning and significance of Ramadan. It explains the meaning of Ramadan and tells how Muslims celebrate the month. It also tells guests how to dress modestly and highlights the fasting hours.”
Staff members are also asked to dress modestly and given a general overview of Ramadan
People visiting public areas should also dress modestly. “We do not advise a specific dress code during Ramadan; people–both men and women–but we advise them to dress conservatively whenever they visit our mall,” said a senior official of mall.
All restaurants and cafes are closed during the day and they reopen after sunset.
Even the cinemas will remain shut throughout the day during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Information said on Monday. A senior official at the Ministry of Information said that cinema houses will open from 9 pm to 1 am during Ramadan. “It is only after the Tarawih prayers that people will be able to watch movies,” he said.