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5 Tips For Business Travelers Flying During Ramadan
24 March 2023 |  Destination Tips
Flying during Ramadan can be a challenging experience for business travellers and an excellent opportunity to discover new cultures and experiences. As we enter the holy month, all business travellers must respect their destination’s customs, regulations, and practices. To help make sure your journey is as stress-free as possible, here are 5 tips that could prove invaluable when flying during Ramadan.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and, for observant Muslims, a special time for spiritual reflection and devotion to God. It lasts for 29 or 30 days (depending on the lunar cycle) and is believed to be when the Holy Quran was first revealed to Muhammad, who Muslims consider to be the final prophet of Islam.
When is Ramadan?
This year, Ramadan is expected to begin in the evening on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and end on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
How can I prepare for Ramadan whilst travelling?
1. Plan and check which countries are observing Ramadan – as this will affect travel times, airport security measures, and border crossing regulations.
2. Respect the customs of the country you’re visiting by ensuring you dress modestly and avoid public displays of affection.
3. Pack non-perishable snacks such as dried fruit, nuts, or energy bars to tide you over during fasting hours when food is unavailable in airports or on flights.
4. Be aware that most Muslims may need extra time for prayers at sunrise and sunset, so plan accordingly with your itinerary if possible.
5. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated, especially during hot weather conditions or long flights. This will help to reduce the impact of dehydration when fasting.
Finally, Ramadan is a time for reflection and spiritual introspection and can be an incredibly rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.
Most importantly, please respect local customs, plan, and enjoy the journey!
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