"Muslims are ordered by Almighty Allah to abstain from eating and drinking from Dawn time to sunset on these blessed days which fall in the sweltering summer months," advocate and legal advisor Yousuf Al Sharif said.
Hence, it is not acceptable or respectful from others to offend Muslims by carelessly eating or drinking in front of them, he added.
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"It is kind of consideration more or less, but some people are indifferent and recklessly give no head or respect to others, and hence those have to be stopped by law."
"Neither Islam nor the UAE law intervenes in the personal life of non-Muslims. Otherwise, it shows full respect to their beliefs, traditions and backgrounds, no matter we agree with them or not."
One can eat or drink only in private without offending others in this holy month.