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Dubai airport handles 6 mln passengers in June

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, rose 3.9 percent from a year earlier to 6.08 million people in June, the airport’s operator said in a statement on Wednesday. Growth in June was “relatively modest” due to the traditionally slow month of Ramadan, the operator said. In the first half of the year, traffic grew 6.3 percent to 43.05 million people, while the average number of passengers per flight increased to ...

WATCH: 6 exercises to melt any fat you've gained this Ramadan

Friday, 30 June 2017

This is a total body conditioning circuit that incorporates strength and plyometric moves. Giving you a combination of cardio workout and muscle toning to help increase your sluggish metabolism and melt away that Ramadan bulge. Perform each exercise for 60 seconds, with a 30-second break between each exercises. Complete 3-4 rounds.  

The many recollections of Eid overseas

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The first Eid I spent overseas was when I was working in the diplomatic corps in Pakistan. I was on secondment (temporary transfer) to East Pakistan during that period in order to issue visas to pilgrims. They used to travel by ship to the holy lands from Chittagong Seaport located on the Bay of Bengal. After completing the task, for which I was seconded, only two or three days remained before the advent of Eid. So I decided to spend the Eid holidays between Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad ...

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

This was how Saudi Arabia announced Eid 100 years ago

Monday, 26 June 2017

Saudis 100 years ago had to wait for the Grand Mutfi in the holy city of Mecca to announce the first day of Eid. With no radio or telegraph and in a country as big as Saudi Arabia, camel riders did their best to race to inform people about Eid’s timings, but sometimes it was not possible to announce it uniformly, leaving a gap and sometimes days when each village celebrated Eid. “In the past, each village had its own Eid, especially in remote areas; during the summer, the difference ...

Gigi Hadid shares ‘Eid Mubarak’ family image of her Arab roots

Monday, 26 June 2017

As Muslims across the globe gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, super model Gigi Hadid shared a photo on Monday of her Arab roots on social media to wish followers an “Eid Mubarak.” In the photo posted on her Twitter account, the American-Palestinian 22-year-old is seen as a young child gathered with her Arab family members dressed in traditional clothing. Hadid’s father, Mohammad Hadid, was born in Palestine and ...

Ready to get a lil messy? ‘Egyptian Kahk’ is your best way to celebrate Eid

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Even as Ramadan comes to an end, the Egyptian dessert fiesta is yet to be over!On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the nation embarks on festivities by devouring “Kahk el-Eid”.During the last ten days of Ramadan, odors of baking Kahk -- sugary Eid cookies -- start coming out of homes, bakeries and sweet shops across streets, spreading happy vibes to all Egyptians.“Kahk” decorates Egyptian dining tables to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month. After performing Eid prayers ...

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday as Ramadan ends

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Muslims across the globe gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, a holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday different around the world. The celebrations begin when the fasting month of Ramadan ends and the following month of Shawwal begins. Muslims around the world rise early Saturday morning in order to pray dawn prayers, that are performed in a special way during Eid. Traditional ...

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, according to an AFP count based on official figures. The streets of Kabul were quiet on Saturday ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival, which marks the end of Islam’s holiest month, amid fears of further attacks. Militants believe they will go to paradise if they die during Ramandan or on Eid, a day when millions of Muslims break their fasts and visit mosques for prayers ...

Last-minute Eid gift guide for foodies, procrastinators and beauty buffs

Saturday, 24 June 2017

The concept of Eid gifting amongst family and friends has increased in popularity in recent years, partly thanks to the rise of small online and Instagram stores. Granted, anything you order right now won’t arrive in time for the first day of Eid, but these options are great if you’re sending a present to someone living in another country, or for someone who’s away for Eid (so they won’t get the gift until when they’re back anyway!) And best of all, it’s an ...

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