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Having been to both during Ramadan: In all reasonably touristy areas in Thailand, including the southern resort islands, you basically will not notice Ramadan at all -- pretty much everything is open as usual. Malaysia, though, is a different story. While you certainly can get drinks and food, most places that stay open do so a little discreetly, with ...


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Short answer: Yes, you will get in trouble. And I personally don't recommend public drinking in any Arabic/Islamic country. It is even illegal in many other countries. Long answer is that there are a lot of details to know about drinking law rules in Dubai. By the way, Ramadan is a single month per lunar year. It was in August 2011, it will be in July ...


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Nobody eats during the daytime until the sun goes down (that's a sure thing), This is true, and Morocco is one of the strictest countries in this regard! Unlike Tunisia, Lebanon or Syria for example. So, no shop (included food shops) are opened until then (with hard temperatures...), and every streets are kind of desert in the afternoon, Not ...


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As far as I know there's designated areas for non-nationals to drink. Ramadan is only for Muslims; but, they fast from morning to night, so, finding local food might be more difficult :).


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The situation in Indonesia is very similar to Malaysia, and I'll quote my own answer to another question, with minor tweaks when applicable: While you certainly can get drinks and food, most places that stay open do so a little discreetly, with curtains on the windows etc, and you'll want to show respect to people who are fasting by not eating, ...


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If you travel to the major cities, like Marakech, Fes, Casablanca and Rabat, you will barely notice any change. But in smaller towns, there is a huge impact of Ramadan on the population. Tourists restaurants, caf├ęs and shops will still be open as normal, transportation is available as normal, and all tourits attraction will be open until like 16h00. Only ...


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I would not personally travel to Morocco during this time, based on my experience in traveling in Muslim countries (actually during Ramadan, by mistake and more than once). I would be OK with going to Turkey but I would not go to Morocco. First, you're not just traveling during Ramadan, you're traveling on the last week. Which after a month of daytime ...


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In Thailand, it depends on where you'll be going. Anywhere from Bangkok northwards, you won't notice anything in relation to Ramadan. There's a significant muslim presence in the south of Thailand (the sliver of land that borders Malaysia), but I don't know to what extent Ramadan celebrations there spill over into public life. Malaysia is religiously ...


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If you are a tourist there are many places to drink in Dubai - I guess it depends what you mean by in public. I have been there many times and drunk in bars, at poolside in my hotel etc - but these are areas that are quite westernised. I wouldn't expect to find an alcoholic drink in a mall or drink on the street. Even during Ramadan, the rules in western ...


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During Ramadan, the shopping malls will be open (you can get some respite from the heat there), however: No food establishments are open until after sunset; this includes hotel bars, restaurants, etc. You are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public (this applies to everyone, with the exception of children). There are extended prayers during the ...


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I'm from Bosnia. I myself never partake in Ramadan and I've never had any serious troubles. As you said yourself, Bosnia has a large non-Muslim presence throughout the whole country. Many Muslims don't fast during Ramadan as well. Some just choose not to, but some can't because of illness, pregnancy, old age or physical work/exercise etc. On top of that, ...



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