Gulf News interviewed some of them and checked whether their daily lives are affected and in what way. Most of those interviewed agreed that they share the feelings of Muslims during Ramadan and respect the rituals and religious performances.
Emanuel Kevin Samuel, an Indian expatriate, said: "As an expatriate living and working in Dubai I have to abide by the rules. Thus, when it comes to not eating or drinking in public places, I guess it becomes a problem. But I admire and respect Muslims for their piety.
Donna Baran, an American businesswoman, told Gulf News that she respects restrictions of not eating or drinking in public. "I think that I am going to try fasting with the people of the UAE during Ramadan. I'd love to experience these religious rituals," she said.
"Not eating or drinking in public during Ramadan changes life totally all over the country and we, as expatriates, have to abide by and respect both the religion and culture."
Dani Sarraff, a Lebanese expatriate residing in Dubai for less than a year, said: "I experienced this in Saudi Arabia before, where I worked for several years. My daily life wasn't affected at all; on the contrary, I am the kind of person who respects all religions.
"Not eating or drinking in public forces people to learn about other religions and cultures. It is a great thing to share with Muslims their experience."