|Worshipers arriving at Safa Park Mosque|
|Waiting to break the fast|
|Iftar gets underway|
The hustle and bustle in anticipation of the Maghreb prayers and Iftar is truly infectious and I couldn't help but stop to take some pictures. I was greeted with enthusiasm by those distributing the food on the mats and those arriving to take their place. Everyone was eager to chip in on what the evening meal consisted of. And while I was taking pictures, people kept on arriving with bags of food and fruits to include in the Iftar. These meals are donated by the affluent or benevolent organizations to mosques in their respective neighborhoods and are part of the traditions of Ramadan.
|Rice and chicken on menu at Jumeirah Al Wasl Road mosque|
I haven't been to any of the Ramadan tents around Dubai, but I was out with some friends a few nights ago for Suhoor, again at Reem al Bawadi (driving phobia, it's two minutes from my home). The cafe and restaurant were packed with patrons enjoying live
entertainment by Syrian singer and oud player Ahmad Bassem, which was interrupted by one of the most famous Syrian TV series -- Bab al Hara. Now in its 5th season, the series is compulsory viewing during Ramadan as are many others, including 3yza Atgawi