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Published: Wednesday March 20, 2024, 16:01

Last update: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:22 p.m.

Against the backdrop of planes taking off and landing, a group of employees at Dubai International Airport (DXB) held the first iftar on the tarmac, symbolizing the sense of community and the coming together of different cultures.

In a video shared by DXB on Wednesday, staff of various nationalities can be seen setting up the iftar table placed on the tarmac and placing the usual Ramadan delicacies, including dates, fruits, sweets, soft drinks and traditional Arabic dishes.

“The collaborative effort fostered a shared sense of purpose for the special occasion, enhancing the overall experience,” DXB noted.

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The iftar or breaking of the fast began at sunset and employees could be seen not only passing food and drink, but also sharing stories and forging bonds.

“We celebrate the values ​​of empathy, compassion and unity that resonate across communities, fostering a greater sense of camaraderie and mutual respect among our team members,” said Majed Al Joker, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Airports.

“This innovative initiative in the airline sector underlines our commitment to promoting inclusion and cultural understanding. “It is truly heartwarming to see how employees from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and showcase the many ways DXB can create memorable and enjoyable experiences,” he added.

DXB is the world’s busiest international hub, welcoming 86.9 million passengers last year. It is connected to 262 destinations in 104 countries through 102 international operators. DXB is expected to receive 88.8 million passengers this year.


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