In the city: A holy month of learning

Learn the Arabic language and Ramadan etiquette with a free course

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Published: Tue 18 Aug 2009, 2:38 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:11 PM

Dubai’s Eton Institute is offering a free Arabic course and Ramadan etiquette sessions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The sessions will start on Sunday August 23 and will be conducted three times a week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6.15pm.

The educational establishment, based in Knowledge Village, is also providing Iftar (breaking of fast at sunset) for anyone to experience the spirit of Ramadan, where people come together in solidarity and break their fast with Arabian delicacies.

Ramadan occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, when Muslims around the world observe fast during the daylight hours and are called upon to use this month to reconsider their lives in light of Islamic guidance.

“The Arabic word for fasting, ‘siyam’, literally means ‘to refrain’ – and it means not only to refrain from food and drink, but from all evil actions, thoughts and words,” said Dr. Eli Abi Rached from Eton Institute.

Interested people are encouraged to book early as there are limited places available, which are offered on a first-come first-served basis.

For further details visit or call 800 – ETON (800 – 3866).

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