People who visit Arab and Islamic countries for visits and business activities in Ramadan must be aware that they cannot smoke, drink or eat on the street or in public places during Muslims' fasting period from sunrise to pre-sunset. Otherwise, Muslims will be treated as disrespectful of their religious practices and even punished or detained in Saudi and Gulf countries. During Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, during the month of Ramadan, general restaurants are not allowed to operate during the day. In the restaurant of a star-rated hotel in Dubai, people can eat and smoke but they are not allowed to drink alcohol.
In view of the low efficiency of the Gulf Arab countries during the day during Ramadan, people are often not found. Therefore, those who conduct business visits and business negotiations should try to avoid visiting Ramadan.