Some people have no respect for the Holy month of Ramadan. Ok, it's understood that there are people of various religions apart from muslims, but at least have some respect for the country you are living in. It is a muslim country after all, with islamic traditions and values. It doesn't matter that the UAE has a liberal approach to these issues, in fact I have liberal views on most topics, but Ramadan comes just once a year and at least in this month, muslims and non-muslims alike can try not to be shameless.
It's a regular sight in almost all shopping malls. Ladies are wearing skimpy tops, backless dresses, mini skirts and the lot. Even for men who don't want to look, can't help looking, sometimes ogling! These would be the residents of this country. I can't say much about the tourists who are here as most of them would be unaware on the dress code during the holy month. That is the governments job to make sure they are informed upon arrival. I doubt they would bother anyhow!
Secondly, the flesh trade doesn't seem to hit the speed breakers at all this month! It's still going in full swing. You just don't see a lot of "business ladies" on the roads as usual. What saddens me, apart from the "I don't see no shit" non-action attitude of the local authorities to decrease this business, the muslim men think it is OK to have sex after opening your fast! So many times I have seen men in kandoorahs getting out of the car with a woman and walking into a seedy hotel.
Also, let's not forget to mention how much us muslims drink! We drink like there's no tomorrow. Especially the Saudi's. They drink from sunrise to sunset!
Can't we all just behave for 30 days? Is that too much to ask? By practicing abstinence we will only be doing ourselves a favor in front of Allah!
God help us all!