Monday, June 6, 2016

Ramadan 2016

Ramadan greetings to all and remember, no eating or drinking in public or you will be fined and stay in jail until Ramadan is over.

MoI warns against Ramadan begging, eating in daytime

KUWAIT: Any expat caught begging during Ramadan will be subjected to immediate deportation, said a press statement by the Ministry of Interior yesterday. The Ministry of Interior has set in place a plan, in conjunction with the Municipality and the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, to track down beggars in areas known for their congregation such as near mosques, shopping centers, malls and certain neighborhoods, to name a few, said the statement.

It added that the Ministry of Interior is launching a public awareness campaign through the media and social networks to encourage people to turn in any beggar they may accost by calling the emergency hotline 112 or contacting the nearest police station or police officer.

Moreover, the statement cautioned those who may be tempted to eat food in public during the hours of fasting in Ramadan. Such an act would be in violation of the law, necessitating the offender to be jailed for a month or pay a fine of KD 100, or serve the jail term and pay the fine. – KUNA

Fasting schedule for 2016
Highlighted times are the beginning and ending times in which no one can eat or drink in public from 3 am until almost 7 pm. I read a sign in the Ministry today saying their hours will start at 9:30 am during Ramadan and expect delays of everything.

2 comments :

  1. Actually if you pay the 100 KD fine, you don't go to jail.

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  2. I landed in Kuwait during Ramadan overnight. Drank coffee, ate, etc. Stayed up the rest of the night to fix my jet lag.

    Come the morning when I was looking for coffee, it took me about an hour of hauling my luggage around to closed shops before I realized that it was going to be a very long, miserable day lol

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