The facilities provided to the expats of Dubai are way more than they could experience in their own home country. In spite of its continuing aptitude, present – day infrastructure, and powerful wealth, devout historical conventions are an important part for the lives of people in Dubai. The official religion of Dubai is Islam, but the people from other religions are also allowed to practice their beliefs. Since the seventh century when the Arabian Peninsula was conquest by Islam, the nationals of Dubai are practicing Islam as their religion.
The nationals of Dubai not only practice Islam as their religion, but it can also be seen in their way of living, their dressing, their culture, their society, and the laws of their country. One of these laws include the weekend days in Dubai which is usually Friday and Saturday, and therefore everybody works on Sunday. The meat available in Dubai is purely Halal but honestly speaking this does not changes the taste of the meat, which is by the way very good in Dubai.
For those who are non believers or the ones who do not believe in the existence of God, it is recommended for them to present themselves as Christians, especially the people from Europe, so that there is no issue created as this is not liked by the nationals of Dubai.
All religions are respected in Dubai and are given the freedom to practice them. The residents of Dubai are mostly Sunnis of the Maliki school of thought of law and theology which is practiced according to Shariah, while there are small communities following another tradition such as Hanbali and Shafií. There is much uncertainty to the real numbers of shiís, figures range between 10 and 15%. The Roman Catholics are the nationals of Philipines, India, America, Lebanon and Europe. Dubai has a considerable community of the Bahaí, formed by Immigrants from Iran since the 1950’s. The situation of theirs has been largely good, well – protected by the governments, but local forces have objected, considering Bahaí to be infidels. Bahaí are considered as Muslims according to the laws of Dubai. Reports indirectly show the presence of the Druze community in Dubai, but they are also considered as Muslims while their immigration, therefore the correct figure is not present.
Although each religion gives the teachings of peace and goodness, but these teachings may differ from religion to religion and sometimes may be the reason of causing harm to the society. The religions all say that their God is the only one, and there is only one teaching for all human kind.
The non believers living in Dubai consider United States of America as one of the most liberal country as it allows the people living there to practice their religion without any problem. If a person is not a specific religious follower, he may instead believe in some good moral such as serving people and helping the poor in society. This can take the form of a sort of religion for this person, so that person may be considered as good as a religious person in the society. There are Christians all over the world with billions of followers. There are also many schisms in the Christian faith.
When it comes to practicing Islam in Dubai, they do it with complete dedication. Muslims living in Dubai can practice Islam with complete freedom. During the month of Ramadhan, even the non believers are benefitted because of the reduced rates on the food items. According to the rules abide in Dubai, all the restaurants are closed from dawn to dusk. It becomes prohibited even for the non believer to eat in the public places. All Islamic events are celebrated in Dubai with enthusiasm.