Today’s post comes from Tarana Khan an expat mom living in the UAE. She blogs at Sand In My Toes, where you can drop by to read more of her parenting and other adventures! You can also catch up with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Tarana grew up in the Emirates and has plenty of Ramadan memories. One of the things I noticed when I was visiting Dubai this May was the lack of traditional Emirati cuisine. Fear not, Tarana to the rescue!
I grew up in the United Arab Emirates, and have spent many seasons of Ramadan here. At home, my mom always made traditional Iftar dishes from back home in India, such as pakoras, chaat, and samosas. We didn’t know any of the local families personally, but every Ramadan, almost every local household sent out Iftar dishes to their neighbours.