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Millions pray at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi attracted more than 1.4 million worshippers and visitors during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The iconic mosque welcomed a total of 369,040 worshippers and 175,349 visitors and also served iftar meals to 891,860 people. Prayers during the Holy Month, including Taraweeh and …

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Dubai Customs releses stats on Ramadan foods

Latest statistics from Dubai Customs revealed the value of the emirate’s external trade in Ramadan foodstuff for the first quarter of 2019, which totalled AED8.3 billion. Foodstuffs traded weighed a total of 1.5 million tonnes, and included, meats, sugar, vegetables, flour, rice, nuts, bottled water, juice and dates, according to …

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UAE to flood market with banknotes for Eid

Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) regularly ensures all banks operating in the UAE are provided with new bank notes to meet the needs of their customers during festive seasons. ”As Eid Al Fitr approaches, CBUAE has instructed all banks to ensure cash exchange services are well taken care of …

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Campaign to donate care boxes to 2,000 women workers in Dubai

More than 2,000 women workers living in labour accommodation clusters in Dubai will be given care boxes in a campaign titled ‘Unboxing Kindness’. Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative will launch the campaign at Dubai Ladies Club on Saturday. In collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent, the campaign will support female security guards, …

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Egypt Widens Security Crackdown as Concerns of Unrest Grow

Egypt’s government has intensified a crackdown on political opponents, arresting a series of high-profile dissidents in raids on their homes in recent weeks as President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi prepares to begin a new term next month. Those detained in the current sweep are among the country’s most prominent non-Islamist activists, including …

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Mega sale in Sharjah: Up to 80% off for 17 days

Retailers are heading to Sharjah at the end of the month for a 17-day mega sale that promises to offer consumers opportunities to save money during Ramadan and Eid holidays, with discounts expected to go as high as 80 per cent. The annual Ramadan Nights, an integral part of the …

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Another emirate bans shisha at iftar

Authorities are taking an extra step to ensure the wellbeing of residents, and have banned the sale of shisha during iftars. Ajman Municipality announced that shisha will not be offered in Ramadan tents from the time that visitors break their fast, and will continue until 9pm. The move comes days …

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Get 50% discount off groceries in UAE during Ramadan

The financial strain of stocking up on groceries and purchasing big-ticket items is expected to lighten during Ramadan. The Ministry of Economy has announced its annual reduction in prices that will affect over 10,000 products and goods, with discounts of up to 50 per cent in 600 outlets across the …

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A Ramadan when Muslims don’t fight Muslims…

By Harun Yehia – I would like to start by saying ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ to all my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. I pray to my Lord that, this holy month which encompasses the Night of Qadr, the night when the Quran, the guide to all of humanity was …

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