x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Municipality presents the gift of iftar to workers in camps

At least 4,250 iftar kits handed out to labourers

DUBAI // Thousands of iftar kits have been distributed to the emirate's needy by public officials.

The municipality has handed out at least 4,250 iftar kits to its workers at various labour camps across the city every day since the start of Ramadan.

The annual distribution is organised with the support of charity groups.

Last Ramadan, the municipality distributed almost 6,000 meals a day, supplied by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the Red Crescent Society.

This year, the housing and internal transport section of the municipality's Human Resource Department has taken responsibility for providing iftar to workers in Al Muhaisnah, Al Aweer and Al Quoz camps.

The workers have also received help from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department this year, a municipality official said.

"[The department] has provided scholars to deliver Islamic lectures in different languages for these workers," he said. "It also awards the participants and winners of the Quran memorisation programme that was organised for labourers."

Dubai Police are also distributing iftar kits every day. Officials said patrols would hand out iftar kits to drivers on Emirates Road, Sheikh Zayed Road and intercity motorways, as well as at petrol stations.

melshoush@thenational.ae

* With additional reporting from Awad Mustafa