Respite

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During Ramadan, the month during the year when Muslims fast during the day, restaurants in Saudi Arabia are mostly closed during the daytime. Carry-out restaurants experience a huge surge in business in the late afternoon, an hour or two before sundown, when the fast can be broken, and then again at about 2am, when many Muslims eat again before sunrise. This photo was taken at about 11pm, in between the busiest times for this restaurant. The canopy out in front is very typical to see during Ramadan when many restaurants set up sales tables outside to accommodate the huge influx of customers during the peak times.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Respite

  1. Maybe it’s me, but so many of your shots give me that “Blade Runner” feeling especially the way the shops are often lit at night. This one is a prime example of that.

  2. Welcome to use the link to my blog and collect the splash-award for inspiring me to go on blogging!
    I really like your photos and stories!

  3. Lawstude says:

    lovely shot of your place. thanks for sharing.

  4. Chiara says:

    I love the colours in this one!

  5. Jacob says:

    Very nice night shot, Susie.

    And I guess I should have known, but it’s great to hear how the Muslims can beat the system…sleep during the day and party all night?

  6. I think I’d have a hard time with that “upside down” time schedule!

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