Abu Dhabi: What can you do to make the day pass a bit more quickly during Ramadan? Browse at the bookstore perhaps...where according to Gulf News, fewer books are being banned these days.
The number of banned books in the UAE, dealing with controversial topics, is on the decline as the country takes a more tolerant stance towards the expatriate community, bookshop owners say.
"Of course, there are still books that will not be sold here - like the ones that scold [defame] religion, those with sexual content and images and also politically-charged books. But we are noticing that fewer books are being banned," Mohammad Yousuf, store manager of Abu Dhabi's largest bookshop, Jarir Bookstore, told Gulf News.